Cotton LEADS

Cotton LEADS™ is a program that is committed to responsible cotton production and is founded on core principles that are consistent with sustainability, the use of best practices and traceability in the supply chain. This joint program, initiated by Australia and the United States, offers manufacturers, brands and retailers a reliable cotton supply chain solution and confidence that their raw material is responsibly produced and identified. The Cotton LEADS™ program is driven by producers, scientists and professionals striving to make sure cotton is produced responsibly now and for years to come.


COMMITMENT to the social, environmental, economic and regulatory factors required to produce world-class cotton.

RECOGNITION that sustainable and responsible cotton production requires continual improvement, investment, research and sharing of best practices information among growers and industry.

UNDERSTANDING that leading change in responsible and sustainable cotton practices will have the most positive impact when implemented in collaboration among farm, regional, national and international programs.

BELIEF in the benefit of working cooperatively with similar programs that seek to advance responsible and sustainable cotton production in an effort to keep global cotton competitive in world fiber markets.

CONFIDENCE in cotton identification systems that ensure traceability from farm to manufacturer.

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