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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol  Confirmed as ISEAL Community Member

MEMPHIS, TENN (June 23, 2022) – The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was accepted as an ISEAL Community Member following a rigorous and meticulous approval process and only eighteen months after the program’s launch.  ISEAL is a global membership organization that supports credited sustainability systems in their work, with the goal to drive greater impact and …

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

MEMPHIS, TENN (June 13, 2022) –The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been approved as a standard for sustainable cotton by Siegelklarheit, an initiative of the German Federal Government. By helping consumers to better understand environmental and social labels, Siegelklarheit wants to contribute to more sustainable purchasing decisions. U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol successfully passed Siegelklarheit´s assessment system. …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Doubles Grower Participation in Second Year

MEMPHIS, TENN (May 18, 2022) —The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced that grower participation for the 2021/22 crop doubled since the program’s pilot last year. The Trust Protocol’s mission is to bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to the key sustainability metrics of U.S. cotton production.  The initiative’s vision is to set a new standard …

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Deadline to Enroll in U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Extended to April 30

MEMPHIS, TENN (March 30, 2022) – The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol announced today that due to demand, the deadline for growers to enroll and complete their data entry for the 2021/22 cotton crop is extended until April 30.  Launched in 2020, the program was designed to set a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton, ensuring …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Recognized and Published in ITC Standards Map

MEMPHIS, TENN (January 11, 2022) – The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been recognized and published in the standard mapping process by the International Trade Centre, giving brands and retailers around the world greater choice when it comes to sourcing sustainably grown cotton. The ITC Standards Map is the world’s largest database for sustainability standards. It offers users access to comprehensive, verified, …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Celebrates First-Year Accomplishments

MEMPHIS, TENN (November 1, 2021) – Recently, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a farm level, science-based program that sets a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton celebrated one-year since its official launch. The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics– …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes Sri Lankan Origin Global Apparel Manufacturer Hela Clothing as New Member

MEMPHIS, TENN (October 7, 2021) – The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes global apparel manufacturer Hela Clothing, a provider of sustainability-focused supply chain solutions, as a new member. With facilities located in Sri Lanka, Kenya Ethiopia and Egypt, the company supplies products for some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, VF …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes First Members in Latin America

Trust Protocol to help enable a fully transparent textile supply chain for brands working to improve their sustainability MEMPHIS, TENN. – (Jan. 14, 2021) – Today the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomed its first Latin America-based members: Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol joins the Cotton 2040’s platform and sustainability guide

Trust Protocol recognized for its verified farm-level data and constant improvement as Cotton 2040 aims to encourage the use of sustainable cotton Memphis, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been invited to join Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future, the Cotton 2040 coalition is a unique partnership that brings together representatives from standards, producers, brands and retailers, and existing …

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol joins the Cotton 2040’s platform and sustainability guide

Trust Protocol recognized for its verified farm-level data and constant improvement as Cotton 2040 aims to encourage the use of sustainable cotton Memphis, Nov. 9, 2020 — The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been invited to join Cotton 2040. Convened by sustainability nonprofit Forum for the Future, the Cotton 2040 coalition is a unique partnership that brings together representatives from standards, producers, brands and retailers, and existing …

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