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BCI - Environmental Responsibility
Organic Fiber Clothings is affiliated with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
BCI is a not-for-profit organization engaged in ensuring global cotton production. The organization works every day on mapping and improving the conditions for people and the environment. In addition, they focus on the future of the sector by making their ‘Better Cotton’ accessible to everyone.
Organic Fiber Clothing is a member of the Better Cotton Initiative because cotton is our most used raw material and we can achieve scalable impact on the supply chain with BCI. BCI is a non-profit organization that helps cotton growers to embrace environmentally friendlier and socially and economically sustainable farming methods. By the end of 2020, BCI aims to support five million cotton growers in switching to smarter growing techniques — that’s 30% of global cotton production. Since the approach is scalable and holistic, BCI is one of the biggest contributors to better cotton farming. BCI relies on a mass-balance chain of custody system, where Better Cotton is mixed with other types of cotton on its journey from the field to the final product.
BCI is a global development program which we have recently committed to join. Through joining the community we will be contributing to the training of farmers and encouraging the worldwide shift to more sustainable cotton production.
To achieve this mission, BCI works with a diverse range of stakeholders across the cotton supply chain to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton-producing areas.
BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.
Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products. However, BCI Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes to those we ‘source.’
Our four specific aims:
- Reduce the environmental impact of cotton production
- Improve livelihoods and economic development in cotton producing areas
- Improve commitment to and flow of Better Cotton throughout supply chain
- Ensure the credibility and sustainability of the Better Cotton Initiative
We want to offer our customers an attractive selection of products, designed and produced as sustainably as possible. We achieve this by making sustainable design and purchasing choices, identifying ways to increase the share of sustainable material in our products, and choosing more sustainable production processes. By developing products that are more sustainable, we aim to inspire our customers to live more sustainably.
The majority of the Organic Fiber Clothing products are made of natural materials, mostly cotton. Cotton is considered a highly contaminating agricultural product. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is determined to change the supply chain of cotton to be more sustainable. Organic Fiber Clothing has been a BCI member since January 2022.
The BCI is an organization through which various large parties from the textile industry have committed themselves to the responsible production of cotton. In collaboration with carefully chosen parties, the BCI is involved with the implementation of new production methods at the cotton farmer level. They do this by means of various training courses in the field. BCI also manages a reward system for participating cotton farmers based on their performance which motivates them to keep on improving their business practices. Organic Fiber Clothing has been a partner of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) since 2022. The BCI works with a wide range of stakeholders, who connect people and organizations in the cotton industry. From the cotton field to the product in the shop, to encourage measurable and continuous improvements for the environment, agricultural communities and the economies of cotton producing countries.
The BCI wants to transform the worldwide cotton production by developing so-called Better Cotton as a sustainable and commonly used material. By 2020, the Better Cotton Initiative will have reached more than 5 million farmers and more than 30% of the worldwide cotton production.
The focal points of Better Cotton Initiative are:
- To minimize the use of pesticides and insecticides
- An efficient use of water
- A good use and regeneration of land
- To preserve the natural diversity
- To educate and reward the cotton farmers in accordance with their performance
Why the BCI?
- The ‘mass-balance’ principle ensures that you can achieve results faster and that you can scale-up faster.
- The difference lies at the source: The BCI starts with transformation of the cotton sector started by the cotton farmers, which is the only way to approach this raw material as a commodity.
Please visit the link BCI COTTON .. https://bettercotton.org/