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March 4, 2016 by Polarn O. Pyret

Polarn O. Pyret supports more sustainably produced cotton

As we buy large quantities of cotton and consider our corporate responsibility extends beyond our production, we became a member of BCI in September 2013.

Cotton field on a sunny day C

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) was established in 2005 to help make global cotton production more sustainable. By labeling and promoting “Better Cotton” as a sustainable commodity, the BCI helps make global cotton production better for producers, for the environment where cotton is grown and for the future of the sector/cotton industry.

Each year, Polarn O. Pyret aims to increase the amount of Better Cotton we source to contribute to the more sustainable production of cotton. By buying Better Cotton, Polarn O. Pyret helps BCI minimize the damaging effects associated with traditional cotton growing.

THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE RESULTS IN:

  • More efficient use of water in areas where there is a water shortage
  • Reduced use of pesticides and other chemicals
  • Conservation of fertile soil where cotton is grown
  • Conservation of natural habitats
  • Conservation of the quality of the cotton fibre
  • Better working conditions for farmers
  • Improved profitability for farmers

Together we can make a difference.


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