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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Aid by Trade Foundation is made up of leading representatives of international clothing retailers, African cotton companies, and government and private promotion organisations. They have a wide range of expertise, and are the main working body for the initiative; thy are discussion partners and advisors for the Management Board.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • BIMECO Garnhandel GmbH & Co. KG
  • Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Dunavant S.A.
  • Industries Cotonnière Associées (ICA-GIE)
  • Ivoire Coton S.A.
  • Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU)
  • Otto (GmbH & Co KG)
  • Plexus Cotton
  • Rewe Group
  • Tchibo GmbH
  • Tom Tailor GmbH
  • Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
  • WWF Deutschland
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Teaser Milestones

Why do you support CmiA?Statements by business managers

More than 20 companies from the clothing sector are currently partners of the international Demand Alliance of Cotton made in Africa. Their reasons for joining the initiative vary widely, ranging from the good quality of African cotton to the idea of sustainability, to an authenticity bonus for their products.

Helping people to help themselvesWin-win situation for clothing suppliers and cotton farmers

Cotton made in Africa works on the principles of a social business. That means the initiative operates in accordance with sound business methods, except that is it does not aim to maximise the profits of individuals, but rather to improve the conditions of life of a large number of African cotton farmers ...