Cotton Communiqué

Cotton Communiqué

Kering joined twelve of the world's most renowned clothing and textile companies today to sign up to a Sustainable Cotton Communiqué, pledging to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. The pledge was the result of a high level meeting attended by HRH The Prince of Wales and organised by The Prince's International Sustainability Unit (ISU). Together the signatory companies use in excess of 300,000 tonnes of cotton annually. If sustainable cotton is to become the norm, and the environmental and social costs associated with its production reduced, the amount of sustainable cotton grown and bought needs to increase significantly. The pledge made today demonstrates that there is a demand for sustainable cotton, and the actions taken by companies as a result of the pledge will hopefully drive the greater adoption of sustainable practices across the sector.  

“At Kering we are focused on building more robust and responsible supply chains and sourcing raw materials more sustainably is a key element of our 2025 sustainability strategy for our luxury brands. Working together with other companies who are also committed to using 100% sustainable cotton will help create a strong market signal to improve the methods for cotton cultivation and contribute to reducing the overall impact of the sector.”
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of international institutional affairs, Kering

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