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A milestone for organic cotton

With all the negativity in the media, it can be easy to miss the good news. It can be easy to miss that we are right in the middle of unstoppable movement towards sustainability. And it can be easy to miss the milestones.  This month, Pakistan hit one of those important milestones producing its first bale of certified organic cotton. Pakistan is the fifth largest producer of cotton in the world a…

Anita Chester

Improving Farmer Livelihood, One Drip at a Time

At a time when it seems like the world is falling apart, success stories that illustrate how small efforts can make a big difference feel like balsam for the soul. I am lucky enough to be a part of a small team working to make an impact in the lives of cotton farmers in my home country of India.  Farmers in India, especially smallholder farmers, are facing unprecedented challenges. Issues like wa…

Litul Baruah

Transparency: a blunt knife or surgeon’s scalpel?

The concept of transparency is being diluted to include all types of information. Sarah Ong, programme manager at C&A Foundation, asks how we can sharpen our focus on incisive data that makes transparency actionable in the apparel industry.  Transparency used to be a dirty word - at least in the apparel industry. Eighteen years ago, three academics - Archon Fung, Dara O’Rouke, and Chuck Sabel – p…

Sarah Ong