The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has announced that grower participation for the 2021/ 2022 crop doubled since the program’s pilot last year. There are now an estimated 445,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) enrolled in the program that aims to set new standards in U.S. cotton production with a focus on full transparency and continuous improvement.
The Trust Protocol has welcomed more than 600 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since its launch in 2020. These include J.Crew, Madewell, Levi Strauss & Co. and, Gap Inc. as well as global apparel manufacturer Gildan.
Meet U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol grower Barry Evans, a recent guest on the U.S. Sustainability Alliance podcast: