The Sustainable Cotton Supply Chain

The Sustainable Cotton Supply Chain

Giannis Tzortzis Saturday, 1 May 2021

A 22 minute Technical Tutorial that covers the considerations needed to build and sustain a sustainable cotton supply chain from farming through spinning to garment production. Sales Manager, Giannis Tzortzis, for Greek spinning mill Varvaressos S.A. and side system Supreme Green CottonĀ® joined us to explain what protocols they have built to ensure a sustainable and ethical chain of custody for this commodity crop.

You can watch part one first or afterwards; it covers the differences and problems with conventional and sustainable supply chains, along with what cotton farming in Greece looks like.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • About why the "three pillars of sustainability" are important to fibre production
  • Protocols to ensure sustainable and ethical cotton production, including water conservation, technology and farmer guarantees
  • Considerations for sustainable cotton production, including high quality fibres, traceability, location and accreditation

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