The Cotton 2040 coalition aims to include the US Cotton Trust Protocol in Cotton 2040’s CottonUP guide which helps sourcing directors make sustainable decisions. As per a Textile Focus report, the CottonUP guide seeks to address one of the main barriers for companies looking to start sourcing or increase the amount of sustainable cotton. The time and resource required to research and implement the most appropriate sourcing approach for their organisation’s sustainability priorities. The guide highlights the business case and main sourcing options for sustainable cotton, provides guidance on creating a sourcing strategy and on working with suppliers, and shares case studies from companies that have already navigated the complex challenges of sourcing more sustainable cotton.
The guide recognizes the US Cotton Trust Protocol as a sustainable cotton standard alongside BCI, CmiA, Fairtrade, myBMP, Organic and recycled cotton. It helps stakeholders within the cotton sector to navigate the complexity, and better understand the major sustainable cotton standards they could adopt, how they work, and select the best options for their business.