Cotonea contributes to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Number 1 ending poverty
Simply by cultivating and processing fair cotton, the world’s poverty could be drastically reduced. Cooperative models with fair pay and the participation of farmers, run in the way that Cotonea has already implemented in its organic cotton projects in Uganda and Kyrgyzstan with its local partners, lead to sustainable development in those areas. This not only provides the people with a livelihood but has also created and secured more than ten thousand jobs over the past 15 years.
The SDGs first aim is to end poverty. Cotonea contributes to this goal by purchasing raw materials directly at source. ALL production stages – step by step – are paid for and influenced by Cotonea. Cotonea supports their partners locally, by organising initial training and further training for farmers. This leads to an increase of yields and is one of the main contributing factors in reducing poverty.
In addition, the Fair Trade premium that Cotonea pays in Uganda and Kyrgyzstan (verified by its Fair for Life certification) provides a direct contribution to promoting self-help in society. This step also indirectly leads to reducing poverty.
The Stiftung Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (SEZ) Baden-Württemberg has been working in Africa for decades and has a partnership with Burundi. Its managing director Philipp Keil knows all too well that the development cooperation with Africa is seen critically, as only the smallest results were achieved there in the fight against hunger and poverty, despite this being the place where the majority of money flows to. For Cotonea’s managing director Roland Stelzer, the main focus point is the fight against the extremely widespread corruption. It is necessary that this be addressed in order to achieve structural change, as this corruption deprives beneficiary countries from receiving money which they desperately need for necessary development.
And Philipp Keil is convinced that to ensure that development cooperation is effective we must start with ourselves and our own ways of doing things: in production, in trade and in our role as consumers.
In summary, Cotonea’s contributions to reducing poverty in developing countries are as follows:
- Creating and securing workplaces with adequate salaries
- All production steps under our own control – no anonymous subcontractors
- Initial training and further training to enable the farmers to achieve higher yields
- Payment of a Fair Trade premium, which flows into a cooperative that contributes to the development of society.
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Since 2003, the company has focused on organic cotton and the production of home and home textiles and outerwear. Under the Cotonea brand, bedding and bath linen, bedding and baby linen, as well as clothing made from their own organic cotton projects are manufactured and distributed, and "Cotonea inside" stands for the processing of organic-fair cotonea materials by well-known brand manufacturers.
Cotonea gets its organic cotton from its own projects. The entire production takes place – partly in own factories - according to IVN BEST standards exclusively in Europe and Turkey.
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