“Forget Organic, Retailers Increasingly Are Turning to Sustainable Cotton”

Read the rest of Bloomberg Businessweek’s The Year Ahead in Retail.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/forget-organic-retailers-increasingly-are-turning-to-sustainable-cotton

Organic fiber cost as much as $2.20 per pound, vs. about 61¢ for conventional cotton, in the 2015-16 growing season. That’s kept demand low; less than 1 percent of the world’s cotton production is organic.

Over the past nine years, Ikea, Zara-parent Inditex, and H&M, among others, have signed on to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a coalition of farmers, garment makers, and retailers committed to producing and using sustainable cotton at accessible prices.

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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