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Ugandan brand among largest organic cotton processors

Ugandan brand among largest organic cotton processors

Sat Nov 11 2017


Cotonea, a Ugandan brand, has been ranked as third of the 10 largest processors of Organic fairtrade cotton (OFT) by Textile Exchange. For more than 10 years Cotonea has been sourcing OFT with a stable promise in Uganda and Kyrgyzstan. The organic textile report acknowledges Cotonea’s balance between the market price challenges and their ethical standards.


Boll & Branch from New Jersey and the Swiss Coop have been ranked at the first two positions.


“Cotonea has technical know-how at their disposal and produces high quality products with their organic cotton, whose production is monitored from the fibre to the finished product,” the report stated. The brand is a part of Elmer and Zweifel Company.


The Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC) trained 18,000 farmers in organic farming between 2014 and 2016 with the support of the German federal ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ). “This organic farming programme significantly contributes to the development of this region in northern Uganda,” said Roland Stelzer, managing partner of Elmer & Zweifel.


While being one of the largest cotton processors, for the first time, Cotonea is also one of the top 10 brands with the largest organic cotton growth in the 2016 report, for the first time.


Textile Exchange is a non-governmental organisation based in the US, promoting the production and use of organic cotton.



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