Grower participation in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has more than doubled since the program began in 2020.
Tillman White, operations manager of the Trust Protocol says the program continues to provide increased access to sustainably grown cotton. “Our end-use customers in the past few years have been pressured to know where their fiber is being sourced,” he says. “What kind of environmental impact does it have? That pressure has forced some of our brands and retailers to create preferred fiber lists.”
Producers enrolled in the Trust Protocol are eligible to participate in the Climate Smart Cotton Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to 1,650 U.S.