Setting a New Standard in Sustainable Cotton

Sustainability is a priority to consumers, brands, retailers, and textile manufacturers

Our goal is to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers are farming responsibly and harnessing the latest industry innovations to offer premium value.
Cotton’s sustainability journey is a series of steps designed to meet the needs of the present customers without compromising the ability of future farming generations to meet their own needs. The U.S. cotton industry continues to use innovative technologies, adopt best management practices, and fund research projects that will help develop new farming practices.
As a Producer, Brand/Retailer, Merchandiser, Textile Manufacturer, or Civil Society, you can join in on the sustainability journey by enrolling today.

We want to showcase your sustainable farming practices

Over the past 35 years, U.S. cotton growers have made major strides to improve the environmental impact of growing cotton. Kicking off on Earth Day, we’d like to celebrate these farms and the work U.S. cotton producers put in each day.
 
As the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, we are calling on U.S. cotton growers to submit your own pictures or video that you believe best represents all the hard work you do to grow your cotton sustainably. We will reshare some of our favorites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram weekly, as well as feature them on our website at www.trustuscotton.org!

Follow these steps for the chance to be featured on the Trust Protocol’s social media pages and website:

 
  • Using your smartphone or tablet, send us a photo or video of your cotton operation that embodies your sustainable practices for growing cotton.
  • Please include a brief backstory of your photo or video and any references to your sustainability story.
  • Include the name of your farm and photographer (including usernames) so we can give you credit.
 

Stay connected with our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and follow our hashtag #TrustUSCotton!

U.S. cotton producers are committed to becoming better stewards of our farming ecosystems

REGULATIONS

Operate under one of the world’s most stringent regulatory environments

Posterity

Want to preserve their land for future generations

DEDICATION

Possess a near 40-year track record of environmental improvement

What cotton producers have to say

Our goal is to confirm and increase awareness of the fact that U.S. cotton producers are farming responsibly and striving for continuous improvement

Cotton’s sustainability journey is a series of steps designed to meet the needs of the present customers without compromising the ability of future farming generations to meet their own needs. The U.S. cotton industry continues to use innovative technologies, adopt best management practices, and fund research projects that will help develop new farming practices.

Our goal is to meet U.S. sustainability goals by validating key environmental metrics

Soil Carbon

Land Use

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Soil Loss Per Acre

Water Use

Energy Use

Our goal is to meet U.S. sustainability goals by 2025 by validating key environmental metrics

1 %

Decrease Soil Loss Per Acre

1 %

Increase Land Use Efficiency

1 %

Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions

1 %

Decrease Water Use

1 %

Increase in Soil Carbon

1 %

Decrease Energy Use

Our Partners

We are proud to work with the following cotton industry members.

Join the sustainability journey by enrolling today

Through definitive standards, verification, and data collection, we will help the textile mills, brands and retailers meet their sustainability goals by sourcing U.S. cotton. Complete the self-assessment today.