Become a Partner in Five Simple Steps and Sell CmiA-Labelled Fabric

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.

Step One: Register Your Company With ATAKORA

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.

Step Two: Pay the Registration Fee and Receive a Certificate

After paying the registration fee, you as a fabric producer will receive a CmiA certificate 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.

Step Three: Order CmiA Yarn

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.

Step Four: Monitor Your Supply Chain

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.

Step Five: Reporting

As a fabric producer, you are required to report your CmiA yarn purchases and CmiA fabric sales to ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH every month.

  • Revocation of Certificates

    Incomplete or incorrect monthly reports will result in the revocation of a previously valid certificate. This involves deletion from the corresponding databases and lists as well as a notice being sent to all CmiA partners. With appropriate reworking re-registration is possible.

Downloads/ Additional Information

More detailed data and materials are available for download here, including the Chain of Custody Guideline, communication guidelines for marketing as well as links to the CmiA supply chain App for Android and iOS.

CmiA Chain of Custody Guidelines
Chain of Custody Guidelines
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
List of CmiA registered partners in the textile value chain
Cotton Companies CmiA-BCI
Cotton Trader
Supplier (Yarns, Fabrics, Garments)
Forms and guidelines for CmiA registration
Spinning Mills Registration Guideline
Fabric Mills Registration Guideline
Yarn Trader Registration Guideline
Claims Framework
Claims Framework

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“Responding to public and retail sector demand for corporate social responsibility and transparency in the textile industry has become increasingly important – not only for our clients but also for us, our environment, and, of course, our employees. Sustainable cotton is part of the solution, and so we are proud to be continually increasing the proportion of sustainable CmiA cotton used in our range of textile products.”
 title= Mohammod Yeasin Mahmud Senior General Manager,
Noman Group

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