sustainable cotton

World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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IKEA Reaches 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton Milestone

IKEA made history last month when it became the first major retailer to obtain 100 percent of its cotton from “more sustainable sources,” specifically farmers who “use…

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Diesel, EDUN Collaborate on African-Made Sustainable Denim Line

AFRICA ALLIANCE The co-designers didn’t have to look far for inspiration. The four-pocket jean of the 1970s, popular on the streets of South Africa (and reinterpreted using raw,…

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Walmart on Fast Track to Incorporating Eco-Friendly "Better Cotton"

Walmart may be among the top purchasers of organic cotton, but the mega-box chain isn’t above supporting an industry-wide initiative to growing “better cotton” from…

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IKEA Doubles Its Use of Sustainable Cotton in Textile Products

IKEA purchased 50,000 tons of sustainable cotton this past season—nearly twice as much as the year before, according to its 2011 Sustainability Report. The Swedish furnishings giant,…

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Levi’s, H&M, Adidas Debut Apparel Made With Eco-Friendly “Better Cotton”

“Better Cotton” isn’t just the stuff of indeterminate pledges anymore. The first apparel products containing the sustainably farmed fiber can finally be purchased from…

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% "Better Cotton" by 2015

IKEA wants all its cotton to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative guidelines by the end of 2015, according to a 2010 Sustainability Report released Wednesday. The multi-stakeholder…

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