Member Cost Structure

The goal of the Trust Protocol is to set a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton that brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to cotton production, which will drive continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.

Member Cost Structure

Membership fees apply to brands, manufacturers and aggregators. Membership fees contribute to some of the cost of continuous improvement work in U.S. cotton such as training for farmers and pilot activity in new technologies.

The credit consumption fees for participants are set to cover the cost of operating a Verified Trackable Equivalency System to make sure you can evidence your use of the cotton, and it facilitates producer enrollment, education and independent verification.

Mills and Manufacturers may join for an annual membership fee of $500. Click here to learn more. 

Cost Structure

Fees are based on an annual membership fee* and a volume based system for claiming Trust Protocol credits. Pricing to be determined. 

Less than
$1 Million

Company Annual Revenues
$ 3,000 Annually
  •  

$1 to
< $10 Million

Company Annual Revenues
$ 5,000 Annually
  •  

$10 to
< $50 Million

Company Annual Revenues
$ 10,000 Annually
  •  

$50 to
< $100 Million

Company Annual Revenues
$ 15,000 Annually
  •  

$100 Million
& Greater

Company Annual Revenues
$ 20,000 Annually
  •  

*Fees waived for brands until August 2021 

Cost Consumption Structure

Trust Protocol Credit Claims ($/MT) Trust Protocol Cotton as % of Total Cotton
Annual Cotton Consumption (MT) < 35% 36 to 70% 71 to 99% 100%
< 5,000 $8.50 $8.00 $7.25 $6.50
5,000 to 20,000 $7.50 $7.00 $6.25 $5.50
20,001 to 50,000 $6.50 $6.00 $5.25 $4.50
50,001 to 100,000 $5.25 $4.75 $4.00 $3.50
> 100,000 $4.00 $3.50 $2.75 $2.25

*Fees waived for brands until August 2021