Growing Better Fibers

A more sustainable cotton by BASF crop sciences. Sustainability of the cotton production is measured by water efficiency, pesticide management and use, soil and fertility management, greenhouse gas reduction, energy conservation, worker health and safety, and identity preservation. Cotton can be traced from farmer to gin, merchant to mills then retailers. Items meet all 3 E’s – they are socially equitable, economically viable, and environmentally responsible.

A global not-for-profit and the largest cotton sustainability program that works to make global cotton production better for those that grow it, and better for the environment.

Working to transform the cotton industry for good. Cotton Connect works with brands and retailers and farmers to create a transparent supply chain. They train farmers in agro-economic practices and help build strong communities by working towards UN SDG goals including poverty eradication, zero hunger, good health and well-being, gender quality, and decent work.

A program that began with a partnership between US and Australian cotton industries that connects businesses across the global supply chain (manufacturers, retailers, brands) to advance sustainable cotton production.

Counters illegal logging and harvesting in the EU member states. The regulation covers solid wood products, flooring, plywood, pulp and paper.

Field to Market wants to unite the supply chain to deliver sustainable outcomes for agriculture including resilient ecosystems and enhancing farmer livelihood.

This internationally recognized organization promotes management of the world’s forests. The FSC has two certifications – the FSC Forest Management Certification and the FSC Chain of Custody Certification.

A Dutch organization for sustainable forest management.

The Soil Association is a charity based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1946, its activities include campaign work on issues including opposition to intensive farming, support for local purchasing and public education on nutrition; as well the certification of organic food.

An international non-profit, non-government alliance that promotes sustainable forest management through third party verifications. The PEFC ensures that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards throughout the entire forest supply chain.

The UK’s leading organic certifier.

An internationally recognized non-profit located in California, the SCP promotes agricultural and environmental sustainability in California’s central valley. Their Cleaner Cotton ™ Field Program works with small and medium sized cotton farmers to reduce chemical use and integrate more biologically based management practices. In addition, they have the Cleaner Cotton ™ marketing campaign to educate consumers, designers and manufacturers about the benefits of using Cleaner Cotton and the San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project, a program that helps farmers decrease cotton acreage and increase crops like alfalfa and almonds that have a higher economic return.

Based in Canada, this North American non-profit sets standards for sustainably sourced forests and forest-focused collaborations.
SFI has three standards and a Small Lands Certification Module.