ORTA supports Better Cotton Initiative

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ORTA supports Better Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative, conceived in 2005, promotes a more sustainable way to grow cotton worldwide. BCI aims to improve the key environmental and social impacts of cotton cultivation by making it more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. It consists of a voluntary coalition of NGOs, cotton farmers, suppliers, textile manufacturers, retailers, and brands working together to achieve set goals. The BCI network currently spans the globe, expanding with each passing day. 

Orta has been working with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) for over a year as an implementing partner in Turkey. It has assisted local farms, on the field, in their transition into BCI certification as well as supporting the entire project by adding five percent “better cotton” to its own consumption. Now we witness the fruits of those labors with Turkey’s first ever “better cotton” harvest.

BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI works with a diverse range of stakeholders 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.

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Better Cotton in Turkey Reaches New Level of Recognition
Better Cotton in Turkey has taken a significant step forwards in the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between the Good Cotton Practices Association (IPUD) and BCI. Founded in September 2013 as part of an ongoing effort to establish Turkey as a region for Better Cotton production, IPUD will be the stewards of Better Cotton activities in Turkey, supported by the BCI Secretariat. With...
Jun 30, 2014 12:00 AM ET
Capturing Turkey's First BCI Harvest
ORTA was in the south of Turkey to document the first Better Cotton Initiative cotton harvest in Turkey.  See more of Orta Blu Social missions or www.ortablu.org   About Orta Founded in 1953, Orta transformed...
Nov 20, 2013 4:15 PM ET