Why a Sustainable Cotton Ranking?
Conventional cotton presents many environmental and socio-economic challenges, which sustainable cotton helps to address. While the production of more sustainable cotton has never been higher, still only 25% of what’s available is actively sourced by companies. The remainder is traded as conventional cotton. This gap presents a serious risk for the future of more sustainable cotton. With this ranking, PAN UK, Solidaridad and WWF hope to accelerate demand and uptake of more sustainable cotton by clothing and home-textile retailing companies.