"EILEEN FISHER supports the Organic Cotton Accelerator because we believe in the importance of a thriving organic agricultural sector. If only a few farmers recognize the business case for producing organic cotton, we not only risk losing supply of a core sustainable fiber, we also loose soil fertility, biodiversity and clean water, three key ingredients for sustaining life."
“Inditex is committed to using more sustainable fibres, which is why we became a founding member of OCA to help build a viable organic cotton sector. We are working in two fundamental ways – helping farmers to become part of a sustainable value chain, and contributing to create an organic cotton ecosystem within the fashion industry.”
“Sustainability is at the core of Pratibha. We continuously strive to improve the organic cotton production for our supply chain and the business case for our farmers. As an integral part of OCA we endeavour to build a better organic cotton business that benefits the entire value chain. We believe that the impact created through OCA is not limited to cotton but extends to the entire agro- ecosystem and contributes to the greater good of planet and people.”
"FiBL very much appreciates the endeavour of OCA to join forces of the textile brands to ensure the long term availability of non-GM cotton seed. This is very much needed in countries like India with 95% genetically modified cotton. We are convinced that breeding cotton cultivars specifically for organic conditions is essential not only for the small holder farmers but also for the integrity of the whole supply chain from seed to T-shirt."
“Organic cotton is a core part of our 2020 goal to only source cotton from sustainable sources. Since the challenges along the value chain are shared and industry-wide, we believe that collaboration is key to address them. We are happy to be one of the founding members of the Organic Cotton Accelerator, so we can continue being actively involved in further strengthening the supply, demand and the integrity of organic cotton.”
"As a founding funder, we believe that OCA—a pre-competitive multi stakeholder initiative—brings the collective action, networks, funding and market leverage needed to grow the organic cotton market and ultimately improve the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of smallholder farming families."