Standards

Cotton Made in Africa Organic

Cotton Made in Africa Organic

Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Apparel and Carpets

Issues Covered

Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Organic, Waste and Chemicals Management

Description

The Aid by Trade Foundation, owner of the "Cotton made in Africa" (CmiA) standard combines existing organic standards with socio-economic criteria to find CmiA-Organic, a standard for organic smallholder cotton producers in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The Aid by Trade Foundation, owner of the "Cotton made in Africa" (CmiA) standard combines existing organic standards with socio-economic criteria to find CmiA-Organic, a standard for organic smallholder cotton producers in Sub-Saharan Africa.  AbTF combines the organic standards EC No. 834/2007and GOTS with socio-economic standards from CmiA, including criteria regarding food security and farmer income, gender equality, investments into community programs etc.  The draft standard "CmiA-Organic" was developed by the Aid by Trade Foundation in close cooperation with external experts for standard development, organic cotton growers, cotton companies, Textile Exchange.

Sustainability Issues

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