AbTF Intensifies Dialogue with US American Retail14.07.2014

Foundation Discusses Sustainability Strategy with Experts from the U.S. Textile Industry

CmiA now also active in Cameroon 15.05.2014

Cotton initiative supports an additional 1.5 million people in Africa


CmiA stands up for the rights of children in Africa12.06.2014

6-12-2014 World Day against Child Labor

Albert Watson: Visions feat. Cotton made in AfricaThe exhibition and the project behind it

This exceptional collaboration with fashion and commercial photographer Albert Watson will provide insight into the cotton farmers' worlds and transport a better awareness of CmiA's work.

The photos will illustrate the initiative's goal to improve social conditions in the smallholder farmers’ lives without visual stereotypes. The aim is in contrast to show a new image of African living environments – through the eyes of Albert Watson. In addition to the cotton harvest, that was underway during the journey, Watson has also visited traditional markets and a regional king in Benin to get an impression of the diversity of life in Benin and its people.

Ecological footprintof Cotton made in Africa

On behalf of the Aid by Tade Foundation Systain consulting analyzed the ecological footprint of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). According to the study Cmia has a considerably smaller ecological footprint as conventionally prodcued cotton - e.g. more than 70 per cent less greenhouse gas emissions per kilogramm.

The CmiA standardHow we deliver the value promise of Cotton made in Africa

African cotton is not automatically “Cotton made in Africa”. In order to get this quality label, the smallholder farmers and the cotton companies undertake to comply with the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) standards in growing and processing. Compliance is regularly checked ...
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Sustainable development is essential to ensure viability for future generations, and to protect resources that are essential for life. That is the conviction which led Dr. Michael Otto to set up the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) in 2005 – initially with the name “Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry in Developing Countries” ...
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