Together with the Better Cotton Initiative, many brands are investing serious time and money to improve their supply chains. But are consumers confused by differing sustainability programmes? Virginia Marsh investigates.
Fast fashion means tonnes of clothes end up in landfill, but several new initiatives are now repurposing and recycling used textiles – including turning them back into raw materials, says Katherine Rowland.
Cotton manufacturing has come a long way since the industrial revolution. Today, bio-enzymes, water waste reduction technologies and digital printing are refining production processes, says Emilie Beauchamp.
Farmer Field Schools, projects to arrange awareness of sustainability and the smart phone revolution are helping small-scale cotton farmers meet the challenges of the 21st century, as Tess Riley discovers.
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