Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Due diligence on cotton cultivation

Feb 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Side Sessions 2


by Solidaridad Network Cotton cultivation takes place in a rural context and agricultural sector quite remote from the realities of the fashion industry and on which brands often feel that they have limited influence. The cotton value chain is a long and complex one. Traceability all the way to the cotton farm remains a challenge. Yet, cotton is a critical raw material for the garment and footwear sector and its cultivation may involve negative human rights impacts. In this context, how should brands implement due diligence when it comes to cotton? Can sustainability standards play a role? How can we ensure that due diligence regulations will not inadvertently exclude smallholder cotton farmers from global value chains? Please register to attend this session.