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Press Releases from Cotonea - Gebr. Elmer & Zweifel GmbH & Co. KG (5 total)

Cotonea contributes to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): …

In order to finally and fundamentally move the world in the direction of sustainable development, in 2014 the United Nations (UN) agreed on 17 global Sustainable Development Goals. The member countries should implement these by 2030. In order to achieve this, everybody has to contribute. 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

Cotonea is the world’s fourth-largest processor of fair organic cotton

Cotonea has come fourth in a list of the ten largest manufacturers of fair organic cotton – of 111 companies worldwide that took part in the survey. This has just been announced by the US non-governmental organization Textile Exchange (TE). For more than ten years Cotonea has been using fair organic cotton from its own cultivations and has now been rewarded for its many years of commitment in Uganda and

Cotton requires only little water – when professionals are at work!

Who invented it, the fairy tale of thirsty cotton; who claimed it was true, repeated and spread it, thus making everyone believe it? Maybe the synthetic fibre industry? The truth is: cotton uses less water than all other common field crops! And in the end, farmers do have to cultivate some kind of crop. This escalation clearly shows that the cotton plant is not the problem. When taking water shortage into

Ecologically-fairtrade (OFT) cotton: Cotonea is the third largest processor worl …

In 2016, Cotonea occupied the third place in NGO Textile Exchange’s ranking list of the 10 larg-est processors of ecologically-fair cotton worldwide. For more than 10 years Cotonea has been consistently sourcing organically-fair cotton from its own cultivation and, for their long-standing commitment in Uganda and Kyrgyzstan, have now been rewarded with third place on the Organic Fair Trade ranking list (OFT). Only Boll & Branch from New Jersey and

GOTS-certified organic cotton contains gene-manipulated organisms (GMO)

GOTS-certified organic cotton contains gene-manipulated organisms (GMO). The guidelines prohibit this. However, GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) does not pursue these accusations, but rather contests the testing process. Not only we have been warning for a long time: at some point, there will be neither GMO-free cotton, nor clean seed in India, as manipulated genes reach non-manipulated plants of the same species through pollination and thus become part of the

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