10.01.2017 - 13.01.2017 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: F 44A
Cotton made in Africa works for social, ecological and economically sustainable cotton growing in Africa. Together with our partners, for example, cotton associations, Germany’s GIZ international cooperation agency and non-governmental organisations, such as WWF and ‘Welthungerhilfe’ (German World Hunger Aid), we help small farmers to improve their skills continuously and work on a sustainable basis. To this end, we organise training courses in which farmers learn efficient, environmentally-friendly cultivation methods, so they can increase their harvests and, therefore, their incomes. At the same time, Cotton made in Africa supports the sales side and is building an alliance of textile companies that include sustainable cotton in their textile value chains. A small charge is made for using the Cotton made in Africa label, which makes the value added visible to consumers. This charge accrues to the initiative, which invests in work in Africa and thus not only helps people there but also contributes to environmental protection.