TEXAS – The not-for-profit Textile Exchange has released its sixth annual Organic Cotton Market Report, which reveals a massive 37 per cent drop in organic cotton production in 2011, despite a brand survey that indicated a high proportion of retailers would actually expand their use of organic cotton. The current top users of organic cotton include H&M, C&A, Nike and Inditex.
The 2011 Organic Cotton Report from Textile Exchange is a mixed bag of news for the organic cotton sector with most notably a sharp 37 per cent decline in production. The biggest drop was seen in India – a country that represents 70 per cent of all organic cotton grown. Individual country production figures were not included in the report.