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France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast
France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory CoastArticle

France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion
Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashionArticle

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion...

17 Dec 2020

Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers
Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmersArticle

Digital technologies are indispensable in modern agriculture. Yet farmers themselves sometimes lack confidence in adopting particular tools before they're sure of the benefits...

17 Dec 2020

Covid-19's effect on global cotton trends
Covid-19's effect on global cotton trendsArticle

During a webinar Cotton SA recently hosted on World Cotton Day, Kai Hughes, executive director at the International Cotton Advisory Committee elaborated on the effect Covid-19 has on global cotton trends...

Claudi Nortjé 2 Dec 2020

Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn
Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bnArticle

Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in the last seven years, the country still lacks the capacity and skills within the value chain to take full advantage of local beneficiation...

2 Nov 2020

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton Initiative
Diesel becomes member of the Better Cotton InitiativeArticle

Diesel is the latest fashion company to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world...

6 Aug 2020

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton rankingArticle

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton...

13 Feb 2020

UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt
UNIDO launches Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in EgyptArticle

Launching the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot project in Egypt, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), under the framework of the Egyptian Cotton Project, is supporting Cotton Egypt Association's Egyptian Cotton branding...

21 Feb 2019

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Sustainable cotton programme improves market growthArticle

According to Hennie Bruwer, CEO of Cotton SA, production has seen an increase from 25,000 bales in 2013 to roughly 200,000 bales for the past season...

21 Nov 2018

Farmers hail cotton auction system
Farmers hail cotton auction systemArticle

Farmers in Zimbabwe have commended the government for improving cotton prices through introducing the auction system...

Elita Chikwati 30 Apr 2018

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Climate change affecting cotton productionArticle

Climate change has been pointed out as one of the challenges affecting cotton production in Malawi. The crop has now been heavily hit by the dry spell...

Yamikani Yapuwa 31 Jan 2018

Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expanding
Ethiopia: Institute says textile, garment market expandingArticle

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said the foreign currency generated from the textile sector has been steadily growing...

Abebe Wolde Giogis 13 Dec 2017

#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collection
#SAFW: Woolworths reveals sustainable capsule collectionArticle

Woolworths placed the spotlight on sustainable fashion at this year's SA Fashion Week with the launch of a sustainable capsule collection...

25 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?Article

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

Suzanne Mancini 19 Oct 2017

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B2B networking platform for fashion industryArticle

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

Emirates announces service to Multan
Emirates announces service to MultanArticle

Emirates have announced its plans to launch services to Multan, Pakistan, beginning 1 August 2015...

11 Jun 2015

ONE launches new agricultural campaign
ONE launches new agricultural campaignArticle

The ONE campaign has recently launched Do Agric, It Pays - a campaign calling for African governments to commit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments, through transparent and accountable budgets.

31 Jan 2014

Wool prices affect textile industryArticle

SA's textile industries are experiencing contrasting fortunes, with wool prices at record levels and cotton down substantially from its highs of 10 months ago.

1 Feb 2012

Wool prices affects textile industry
Wool prices affects textile industryArticle

SA's textile industries are experiencing contrasting fortunes, with wool prices at record levels and cotton down substantially from its highs of 10 months ago.

30 Jan 2012

Malawian cotton farmers ecstatic over high prices
Malawian cotton farmers ecstatic over high pricesArticle

LILONGWE: An ardent listener to the radio, small-scale cotton farmer Mercy Kaduya from Chikhwawa in Nsanje in southern Malawi has just heard an item during the international news segment that cotton prices have hit a record high on the international market.

Claire Ngozo 30 Mar 2011

Benin: Life after cottonArticle

COTONOU: Known for its palm oil and cotton production, Benin's agriculture sector wants to become known for high-quality rice and to quit importing rice by 2011, according to the government.

5 Jan 2010

Organic consumers drive the new world marketplace
Organic consumers drive the new world marketplaceArticle

The boom of the natural and organic industry worldwide signals a huge shift in marketing and manufacturing. Big brands - products and stores traditionally don't really embrace change; most prefer to tweak existing models with a percentage move to the left or right. They prefer to implement a new PR spin or design an “improved” package. Those days are over!

David Wolstenholme 5 Sep 2008

Global organic cotton production increasesArticle

The amount of organic cotton produced globally increased 53% from 2005/06 to 2006/07, according to a new report from California-based Organic Exchange. According to the Organic Exchange Organic Farm and Fiber Report 2007, 57,931 metric tons (MT), or 265,517 bales, were produced in 24 countries on all arable continents.

28 Sep 2007

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