Partnership for Sustainable Textiles recognizes U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol as a Standard for Sustainable Cotton


About the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

Launched in 2020, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was designed to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton, ensuring that it contributes to the protection and preservation of the planet, using the most sustainable and responsible techniques. It is the only farm level, science-based program that provides quantifiable, verifiable goals and measurement in six key sustainability metrics as well as article-level supply chain transparency.  

The Trust Protocol is overseen by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors comprised of representatives from brands and retailers, civil society and independent sustainability experts as well as the cotton-growing industry, including growers, ginners, merchants, wholesalers and cooperatives, mills and cottonseed handlers. 


About the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles 

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) is committed to a socially, ecologically, and corruption-free textile and garment industry – an industry that respects the rights of all workers, that protects the climate and the environment, and operates with integrity and within planetary boundaries. The Textiles Partnership aligns its work on international agreements and guidelines that define the principles of social, environmental, and economic sustainability and set the framework for corporate responsibility. The objectives of the PST concerning social and human rights issues are based in particular on the ILO Conventions, the UN Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. In implementing its goals, the Partnership is strongly oriented towards the recommendations of the OECD. In order to achieve its goals, the PST places a special focus on the implementation of corporate due diligence and responsible business conduct in Germany, Europe and worldwide. 



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Deepika Mishra

Sustainability Consultant

Deepika Mishra is a passionate, innovative, enthusiastic scientist with demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate worldwide in the development of novel life sciences technologies and techniques to enhance sustainable agriculture to have a true impact that addresses challenges of climate change. She works as a sustainability consultant for the National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International.