Organic by Design

This slideshow provides an introduction to organic cotton. It is an ideal first learning tool, designed to equip people with a basic understanding of the meaning of organic agriculture, and gives an introduction to the environmental and socio-economic benefits of organic cotton to grower communities.

Along the way you will find links to other parts of our website, where you can go to find more detailed information.

Take our tutorial by clicking on the image or download the PDF.  

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Find out more about our Farm Engagement work here.

More organic cotton production trends can be found in our annual Farm & Fibre Review

Detailed analysis of market dynamics can be found in our annual Market Report

For more information on growing regions click here

Find out more about our Farm Engagement program here 

Take our Learning Journey to find out 'what's so special about organic cotton'

Read more about issues in cotton growing and the role organic cotton plays in our compilation of Cotton Briefings and our Special Report for World Environment Day

For a more detailed outline of organic cotton click here

Find out more, take our Learning Journey: An introduction to growing cotton.

Read more about organic cotton farming systems and the advantages of diverse crop production.

For more about the environmental and socio-economic benefits of organic cotton click here

For more information on the use of pesticides in cotton production read our 'Making Informed Choices' introduction to pesticides

To dig deeper into the impact of pesticides on farming communities read Briefing 4 in our Cotton Briefings

To find out more about the role rotation and other 'system' crops play in organic agriculture and the many opportunities for grower communities, read our snapshot of crop diversification

Find out more about the crop diversity that exists on organic cotton farms and how this benefits the environment and the cotton growing communities, in our farm system crops baseline report and crop diversification report

We developed a 'sustainability scorecard' for farm groups to assess their impact on the environment and community development. Find out how organic cotton farmers rated themselves in our Asessing Sustainability report.  

Find out more about industry and product integrity here. And more about standards and certification here

Download our business case for brands and retailers for a quick guide to company benefits.

Our World Environment Day special report will introduce you to some of the leading organic cotton retailers and brands. For a complete market analysis read our annual Market Report

Explore our 'Find a Producer' interactive database by clicking here

We help farmers build and share knowledge - one product being our Farmer Toolkit.

Read our case studies to see how knowledge can result in successful businesses!