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Support for Women's Cooperatives in the Ivory Coast: Interview with Dr Didier Kême and Karidja Thomas

Dr Didier Kême and Karidja Thomas on Support of the Aid by Trade Foundation for Women’s Cooperatives in Ivory Coast
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At the end of last year C&A, a Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner, organized a Christmas contest through its social media community, asking users to vote for one of three initiatives. CmiA received the most votes by a long shot, taking first place and wining the funds now being invested in a public private partnership project to support women’s cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. In the past Cotton made in Africa already initiated four social projects aimed at promoting the educational infrastructure of sub-Saharan Africa. The current project in Côte d’Ivoire is the first specifically focused on strengthening women’s rights in Africa. In cooperation with the German Investment and Development Society (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton company, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members will profit from financial start-up assistance inside of a year. The goal is to help women achieve economic independence. 

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At the end of last year C&A, a Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demand partner, organized a Christmas contest through its social media community, asking users to vote for one of three initiatives. CmiA received the most votes by a long shot, taking first place and wining the funds now being invested in a public private partnership project to support women’s cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire. In the past Cotton made in Africa already initiated four social projects aimed at promoting the educational infrastructure of sub-Saharan Africa. The current project in Côte d’Ivoire is the first specifically focused on strengthening women’s rights in Africa. In cooperation with the German Investment and Development Society (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton company, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members will profit from financial start-up assistance inside of a year. The goal is to help women achieve economic independence. 

Cotton made in Africa Supports Women’s Cooperatives in Côte d‘Ivoire

The Strong Women from Boundiali
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The Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA) supports 25 women’s cooperatives in northern Côte d’Ivoire. Inside one year, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members are set to profit from financial start-up aid in cooperation with the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton firm. The funds will help the women take a step towards financial independence. A social media campaign organised by the C&A fashion company is the driving force behind this project.

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The Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA) supports 25 women’s cooperatives in northern Côte d’Ivoire. Inside one year, 1,250 women and 12,500 family members are set to profit from financial start-up aid in cooperation with the German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and the Ivoire Coton cotton firm. The funds will help the women take a step towards financial independence. A social media campaign organised by the C&A fashion company is the driving force behind this project.

C & A Purchases Sustainable Cotton from Cotton Made in Africa

Aid by Trade Foundation gains new Demand Alliance Partner
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C & A, one of Europe’s leading fashion groups, today joins the Cotton made in Africa initiative’s Demand Alliance. In 2012 the company plans to take up 1,000 tonnes of sustainably produced African cotton for its textile products. This additional demand supports the initiative in improving the living conditions of some 240,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Benin, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Malawi and Ivory Coast.

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C & A, one of Europe’s leading fashion groups, today joins the Cotton made in Africa initiative’s Demand Alliance. In 2012 the company plans to take up 1,000 tonnes of sustainably produced African cotton for its textile products. This additional demand supports the initiative in improving the living conditions of some 240,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Benin, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Malawi and Ivory Coast.

Anvil Knitwear Named by Textile Exchange as One of the Top Ten Organic Cotton-Using Brands and Retailers

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Textile Exchange (formerly Organic Exchange) recently announced the top ten organic cotton-using brands and retailers. Anvil Knitwear is proud to be among that list.

Anvil Joins the Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance

New partner on the North American market
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The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA: Anvil Knitwear is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

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The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA: Anvil Knitwear is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

H&M Ranked as the Number One User of Organic Cotton Worldwide 2010

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H&M was the biggest user of organic cotton worldwide last year according to Textile Exchange, a global organisation designed to promote the growth of organic cotton and producer of the Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report each year.  The report provides the organic cotton and sustainable textile market with estimates for the preceding year, while identifying trends and market leaders and providing market projections for the year to come.

 

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H&M was the biggest user of organic cotton worldwide last year according to Textile Exchange, a global organisation designed to promote the growth of organic cotton and producer of the Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report each year.  The report provides the organic cotton and sustainable textile market with estimates for the preceding year, while identifying trends and market leaders and providing market projections for the year to come.

 

Aid by Trade Foundation Lays Groundwork for Assessing the Success of Cotton made in Africa

Comparative multi-country study of project regions concluded
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The Aid by Trade Foundation has presented the first study of the project regions involved in its Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The results provide initial insight into the living conditions of the 240,000 African smallholder farmers taking part in the project. It analyses and compares the status quo of the five west and east African countries, laying the groundwork for all future success and development assessments of the CmiA project areas.

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The Aid by Trade Foundation has presented the first study of the project regions involved in its Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) initiative. The results provide initial insight into the living conditions of the 240,000 African smallholder farmers taking part in the project. It analyses and compares the status quo of the five west and east African countries, laying the groundwork for all future success and development assessments of the CmiA project areas.

Fair Trade USA and Textile Exchange Form Strategic Partnership

Organic Fair Trade Cotton Becomes the Gold Standard in Responsible Sourcing Practices
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA and Lubbock, TX - June, 13 2011 - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, and Textile Exchange, a leader in facilitating the expansion of the global organic cotton and sustainable fiber supply chain, have formed a strategic partnership to offer brands new opportunities in responsible sourcing and to better support cotton far

Anvil Knitwear Joins Growing BICEP Business Coalition, Advocating Strong Energy, Climate Policies

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY - February 9, 2011 - Anvil Knitwear, a century-old apparel brand, today announced that it has joined the fast-growing Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition. Anvil becomes the 20th member of BICEP, a group of major American companies committed to working with businesses and policymakers to enact meaningful energy and climate policies.

Anvil Knitwear Becomes First US-based Company to Join Cotton made in Africa Initiative

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY - Feb. 1, 2011 -- Anvil Knitwear, a leading apparel brand, has become the first US-based apparel manufacturer to join the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative.

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