Downloads/ Additional Information
More detailed data and materials are available for download here, including the list of Cotton Companies, Chain of Custody Guidelines and communication guidelines for marketing.
Do you felt, weave, or knit? Do you dye or finish fabrics? Integrating verified sustainable cotton from the Cotton made in Africa initiative into the production process is simple at these stages as well.
If your company has received an order for the production of fabrics with a CmiA label or you wish to be listed as a CmiA fabric supplier for your own reasons, without having received a specific order, the following simple steps need to be taken into account.
Register your company with ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH, the Aid by Trade Foundation’s marketing association. At this stage, you will be asked to provide additional information about your products and to appoint a contact person to administer their integration with CmiA.
After paying the membership fee, you will receive a CmiA membership number valid for one year and be added to all relevant lists and databases as a CmiA supplier. Potential clients now know that they can purchase CmiA fabrics from you.
Order the required amount of yarn, ensuring that the spinning mill you engage is registered with CmiA. Explicitly order CmiA yarn and regularly request that the spinning mill show you a valid CmiA certificate.
To ensure that Cotton made in Africa is traceable throughout the textile value chain, it is important that a reference to Cotton made in Africa is recorded on all documents, including orders, contracts, and invoices.
As a fabric producer, you enter your CmiA yarn purchases and CmiA fabric sales into CmiA’s SCOT Tracking System or acknowledge your business partners’ transactions via the same system. This applies even if your fabric production unit is part of a multi-part or vertical production operation and produces the CmiA fabric for its own use.
If a membership holder demonstrates poor participation in the CmiA Tracking System (i.e. by failing to maintain regular transaction entries or acknowledgements via SCOT), the offender’s CmiA membership number can be revoked, meaning that the member is deleted from the relevant databases and lists and that all CmiA partners will be informed accordingly.
Fabric traders also require CmiA memberships. A CmiA membership number is valid for one year and permits you to purchase CmiA fabric from registered fabric producers and to sell to CmiA-registered textile producers. All purchases and sales of CmiA fabric must also be entered into or acknowledged via CmiA’s SCOT Tracking System on a monthly basis.
If your company is a fabric dye house, you also require a CmiA membership, meaning that your company receives a one-year CmiA membership number and enters its purchases and sales of CmiA fabric into the SCOT Tracking System.
Cotton made in Africa smooths the way for using sustainable raw materials in the mass market by providing you with advice and support for integration into existing procurement structures. Feel free to contact us by email:
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