US Cotton Trust Protocol adds leading apparel retailer


US Cotton Trust Protocol adds leading apparel retailer

The US Cotton Trust Protocol has added global apparel retailer Gap, Inc to its list of partners.

Gap, Inc. is working to achieve the use of 100% sustainably sourced cotton across all their brands by 2025.  The Trust Protocol says they can help Gap, Inc. meet their goal by providing verified data on the sustainability practices used on US cotton farms.

Gap, Inc says they decided to source cotton through the Trust Protocol as part of their commitment to address climate change and lower their carbon emissions.

Dr. Gary Adams, president of the US Cotton Trust Protocol says the farm-level data provided through the Trust Protocol will help Gap, Inc. reach its mission and by signing on, Gap Inc. will support the shared mission to educate US growers around the most sustainable growing practices and support grower enrollment.

Brand and retailers who choose Trust Protocol cotton will have critical assurances that the cotton fiber element of their supply chain is more sustainably grown with lower environmental risk. 

By 2025 the Trust Protocol hopes to have 50 percent of US cotton enrolled in the program.