“Having organic cotton certified throughout the value chain may seem a daunting task, but this traceability is crucial to knowing that final products actually contain organic fibre. Certification is an important element in making sure that consumers retain confidence in the concept of buying organic fibre.”
Mark Prose, Program Manager,
Control Union Certification
The benefits of organic cotton are undermined if there is any chance that a product being sold as ‘organic’ is not truly from organically farmed fiber; then not only does the seller face legal and public relations risk, but there are no benefits going to the organic farmers.