Better Cotton Membership
We are proud to announce that we are now members of Better Cotton™ and are actively placing orders for our cotton through the initiative to achieve our target of sourcing at least 10% of our cotton as Better Cotton™ by the beginning of 2023.
WHAT IS BETTER COTTON?
Better Cotton™ is the world’s leading sustainability initiative for cotton. Their mission is to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment.
HOW DO THEY DO THIS?
Better Cotton™ work with farmers to achieve five ‘impact areas’ to make their farming practices more environmentally friendly and their livelihoods more sustainable. When the five impact areas have been met farmers will obtain the Better Cotton™ status. The five impact areas are:-
1. Climate change mitigation
2. Soil Health
3. Pesticide use
4. Smallholder Livelihoods
5. Women’s empowerment
HOW ARE PREMIER SUPPORTING FARMERS?
As a Better Cotton™ member we pay a farmer’s fee which supports them financially in transforming their working practices to become a Better Cotton™ approved farm. We aim to increase our support and help more farmers by buying increased amounts of Better Cotton™ each year we are a member.
A MASS BALANCE APPROACH
Better Cotton™ is sourced from Better Cotton™ farmers. This cotton get mixed with conventional cotton in a complex supply chain, therefore Better Cotton™ is not traceable to end products. However, farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton™ in equivalent volumes to those we source.
Learn more about the mass balance system at, www.bettercotton.org
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Becoming member of Better Cotton™ is just one of the ways that we are able to demonstrate our commitment to sourcing and manufacturing in a more sustainable way. Learn about the other memberships and certifications we have selected to guide our sustainable growth going forward, www.premierworkwear.com/sustainability/