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12/09/2017 – Cotton made in Africa — auf Deutsch lesen

(CMIA) Cotton on the increase

According to its 2016 annual report use CmiA cotton.

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According to its 2016 annual report, approximately 30 textile companies, including bonprix, OTTO, the Rewe Group or Tchibo, use CmiA cotton. Since 2016, the list has also included Jack & Jones from Denmark, Asos from the UK, Kid Interior from Norway and Aldi Süd from Germany. 50 million textiles were awarded the CmiA label in 2016. License fees for the CmiA label rose by 70 percent compared to the previous year, to EUR 1,484,546. Within the framework of the AbTF standard family, around 780,000 small-scale farmers, 18% of which were female, participated in 2016 and produced 320,000 tonnes of fibre cotton. As a result, CmiA certifies 30% of the cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa on a cotton growing area of more than 1.1 million hectares.

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