Market Reports

Much of Textile Exchange's work is done on the ground and in person with brands, retailers, manufactuers, farmers and other stakeholders. We also produce valuable reports and educational materials about organic fibers, made possible through the support of our members and funders. Therefore, many of these reports are provided to Textile Exchange members at no cost. 

Organic Cotton Market Report 2014








The 2014 Organic Cotton Market Report (OCMR) is an important industry tool as well as an opportunity to celebrate the growers, companies and brands that are building a better organic cotton market. Fiber production data was collected from all organic cotton producing countries, and 57 companies from across the world responded with data to help inform this report.

Included in the Organic Cotton Market Report:  
Top 10 League Tables ŸMarket insights, trends and analysis Company snapshots demonstrating solutions and success Update on supply chain and integrity  Global organic cotton production trends  Producer country profiles and easy to follow data dashboards  Producer snapshots illustrating work on the ground Information about barriers to growth  Insights into new innovative business models and collective action An overview of sustainability initiatives  

[Download TE OCMR 2014 Press Release]
[Download Complimentary TE OCMR 2014 Overview]
[For TE-Members - Access Login Page to Download TE OCMR 2014]
[For Non TE-Members - Purchase a Copy of TE OCMR 2014]

Organic Cotton Market Report 2013

Release of TE's 2013 Organic Cotton Report

This year we combine our annual Farm and Fiber Report with the Organic Cotton Market Report – reflecting the growing interconnectedness of the supply chain and allowing us to look at it more holistically.

The report explains the fall in production of organic cotton despite growing consumer demand and suggests solutions for redressing this imbalance. It also reveals the much-anticipated Top 10 lists, including the Top 10 Organic Cotton using companies in which H&M has reclaimed its position at top of the table, just above C&A.

 As well as all of this, the report contains 47 pages worth of other interesting, factual, up-to-date information on the organic cotton supply chain – from farm to market.

Access to the full report is a TE Member benefit – but non-members can click here to either download a free executive summary or pay to download the full report.

Farm & Fiber Report 2011-12


Textile Exchange is delighted to announce the release of our 2012 Farm & Fiber Report. This year’s report once again builds upon the themes from our previous Farm & Fiber and Market Reports and provides you with unique data, trends and analysis of organic cotton production. 

As with last year’s report, we have included annual snapshots of other cotton sustainability initiatives, including the Better Cotton Initiative, Fairtrade, and Cotton made in Africa, in order to give you the most comprehensive perspective on cotton agriculture.

For your reading pleasure, the report is broken out into 6 sections:


part 1: the report summary
part 2: cotton – towards a greener landscape
part 3: organic cotton – regional insights
part 4: a closer look at Fairtrade
part 5: cotton sustainability initiatives
part 6: organizations advancing cotton sustainability 

We are offering this Report free of charge to you and your organization because we feel that this information is highly useful and should be widely dispersed. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

To download the report please click here.

Farm & Fiber Report 2010-11

The 2011 Farm & Fiber Report covers the significant decline in organic cotton fiber production, the reasons behind it, and the need for industry action. For the first time, we’ve also covered other sustainable cotton initiatives including Better Cotton Initiative (BCI, Fairtrade, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), and customized cleaner cotton programs with notes from ICAC and Cotton Inc.). Organic cotton production declined 35 percent from 241,697 metric tonnes (mt) in 2010/11 to 151,079 mt this year. It covers 218,966 farmers growing on 324,577 hectares.

Full Report, Executive Summary and Reports by Region (below) are now available. Webinar slides can be viewed here.

Africa (French and English), India (English), Latin America (Spanish and English).

Midyear Predictions Report 2010-11

This report provides a brief up to-the-minute snapshot of activities in the sector and forecasts for the next harvest and beyond. There is both a concise overview of the global picture and a deeper look at regional activities. As always, we provide comments on opportunities and challenges facing the organic cotton sector.


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Farm & Fiber Report 2009-10

The report presents continued growth for organic cotton in 2009-10. Production rose 15% from 209,950 metric tonnes (mt) in 2008-09 to 241,697 mt this year. The 100-page report covers 23 countries, 260 producer groups, and 275,300 farmers.

As this is the fifth year that the comprehensive report has been produced, we have taken the opportunity to look back over the five years to review the rise of organic cotton since 2005-06, when only 37,000 mt was produced. See accompanying Cotton Briefings 2011.

[Download pdf of Executive Summary]

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Farm and Fiber Report 2008-09 - Executive Summary

The 2009 report provides:

- The Global context of cotton production and challenges
- Organic cotton production and fiber markets 2008/09
- Overview of area and average yields with review of pricing
- Regional profiles of organic cotton: India, Africa & Latin America
- Changes in the market caused by growth and impacts
- Clear and concrete steps that farmers, companies and other organizations can take to support the sustainable expansion of the global organic cotton supply
- Estimates of future organic production trends

[Download pdf of Executive Summary]