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: Membership Fee and CmiA Membership Number
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.
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 via SCOT
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.