You Are the Deciding Link in the Chain
None of this works without you because the cotton could not be fashioned into clothing without you.
The following steps apply first and foremost to the CmiA Mass Balance system (MB). If you or your clients wish to use the Hard Identity Preserved system, additional requirements will need to be met.
Step One: Purchase CmiA Cotton
This is the most important step. Purchase CmiA-certified cotton from authorised traders. Please order explicitly CmiA cotton because: African cotton is not a sufficient quality feature. In addition, a reference to Cotton made in Africa must be stated on contracts and invoices. Please send us a suitable document as proof of purchase.
Step Two: 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 coordinate integration with CmiA.
Step Three: Pay the Registration Fee and Receive a Certificate
After paying the registration fee, your spinning mill will receive a CmiA certificate valid for one year, and it will be added to all relevant lists and databases as a CmiA yarn supplier. Potential clients now know that they can purchase CmiA yarn from your spinning mill.
Step Four: Mass Balance Monitoring
As a registered spinning mill, you are entitled to produce and sell as much CmiA yarn as you have purchased CmiA cotton before. As soon as your mass balance becomes negative, new CmiA cotton must be ordered.
Step Five: Reporting
You are required to report your CmiA cotton purchases and CmiA yarn sales to ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH every month. This applies even if your spinning mill is integrated in a multi-part or vertical production operation and has produced CmiA yarn for its own use.