2020 Organic Cotton Market Report Released

2020 Organic Cotton Market Report Released

Textile Exchange’s 2020 Organic Cotton Market Report ( https://textileexchange.org/2020-organic-cotton-market-report-ocmr-released/ ) is here, and it is great news for organic cotton. The report shows that for the 2018-2019 harvest year, farmers produced 31% more organic cotton over the previous year, the second-largest harvest of organic cotton on record (the first being 2009-2010).
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Report Contains Key Insights
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In addition to data per region, the report contains insights from industry professionals about their current projects, challenges, successes, goals, and visions for the cotton sector ( Learn morechange. 
The report shows that 222,134 farmers grew 239,787 metric tons of organic cotton in 19 different countries on 418,935 hectares. Additionally, 55,833 hectares of cotton-growing land ( Learn moredemand. 
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Current Issues 
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The report celebrates growth in global organic cotton production ( Learn moreturmoil. 
The report highlights impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic ( Learn morechange.  
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Production Data 
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The report also shares production data from all regions of the world that grow certified organic cotton ( Learn more(2%). 
Out of the 55,833 hectares of land in conversion to organic, India and Pakistan are leading the way, followed by Turkey, Greece, and Tajikistan. The most recent estimates available – although these are from before the Covid-19 pandemic – show that global organic cotton production is expected to grow by a further 10% in 2019-2020.
Additionally, the number of facilities certified to lead voluntary organic textile standards increased substantially in 2019. The facilities certified to the Organic Content Standard (OCS) grew by 48% and the facilities certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) grew by 35%.  
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Continued Progress Beneficial 
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The near future is uncertain, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage in many countries even as much of the world looks toward a post-pandemic future. What is clear is that the cotton sector will benefit from more transparency and progress toward sustainability. 

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