Anvil Joins the Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance

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Anvil Joins the Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance

New partner on the North American market
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Summary

The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA: Anvil Knitwear is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:00am

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) The Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance continues to grow. With Anvil, the network gains a further textile manufacturer that places a very high priority on its corporate responsibility. Anthony Corsano, Chief Executive Officer of Anvil Knitwear explains the deepening of the company’s sustainability strategy: “Cotton made in Africa is another source of sustainable fiber for Anvil. It is rain fed, utilizes principles of soil conservation, reduces pesticides, and incorporates important ILO labor principles. We also hope our purchases help African smallholder farmers improve their own living standards.”

Headquartered in New York, Anvil Knitwear produces sportswear and accessories under the Anvil® brand and for major private label brands. Anvil has earned its reputation in the textile sector as a transparent sustainability pioneer, marketing its sustainable projects through its AnvilOrganic® and AnvilSustainable® collections.

Cotton made in Africa works in five African countries to help local smallholder cotton farmers help themselves through trade. On the one hand the initiative supports cotton farmers on-site with training and community projects; on the other, the initiative continues to build its Demand Alliance of international textile companies that take up sustainably produced cotton and process it further for the global market. The Alliance currently includes over twenty textile major companies.

Contact

Christina Bredehorst
+49-0406461ext. 6848
Aid by Trade Foundation - Cotton Made in Africa Initiative
http://cottonmadeinafrica.org/en/
http://www.sa-intl.org
Joleen Ong
+1-2126841414ext. 243
Social Accountability International (SAI)
http://www.sa-intl.org
Keywords: Ethical Production & Consumption | Malawi | Sustainability | Trade | africa | agriculture | aidbytradefoundation | cotton | cottonmadeinafrica | ethicalconsumer | ethicalfashion