Executive Board

Overall responsibility for Cotton made in Africa is shared by the Management Board of the Aid by Trade Foundation and Management Board of ATAKORA Fördergesellschaft GmbH, which is responsible for marketing the rights to the “Cotton made in Africa” brand. Together, they are responsible for the work of the Foundation and the Initiative, and for marketing the rights to the Cotton made in Africa quality label.

Dr. Johannes Merck

Dr. Johannes MerckAid by Trade Foundation

Wandsbeker Straße 3-7
22172 Hamburg

Christoph Kaut

Christoph KautAid by Trade Foundation
Managing Director

Bramfelder Chaussee 105
22177 Hamburg
Christian Barthel

Christian BarthelATAKORA GmbH
Managing Director Global Sourcing

Palms Residence, Istanbul Cad. G Blok D. 20
34077 Göktürk – ISTANBUL / Turkey
Tina Stridde

Tina StriddeATAKORA GmbH
Managing Director Marketing and Communication

Bramfelder Chaussee 105
22177 Hamburg
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 ...