Member Benefits

In joining the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, members can prove, measure, and verify that they are buying sustainably produced, quality fiber, and that their field-to-mill supply chain is free of environmental and social risk. 

Aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, it brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.

Growers

  • The Trust Protocol enables U.S. growers to prove their sustainable stewardship of the land and will further their efforts to achieve continuous improvement to ensure the future of U.S. cotton.

Brands & Retailers

  • Membership of the Trust Protocol will provide brands and retailers with quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement against sustainable cotton production.

Mills & Manufacturers

  • As a participant in the Trust Protocol, mills and manufacturers can showcase the sustainability credentials of U.S. cotton.

Merchants & Cooperatives

  • Cotton merchants and cooperatives can showcase the sustainable credentials of U.S. cotton.

Sustainable and Risk-Free, Guaranteed

Improved sustainability and reduced risk

The Trust Protocol offers to brands and retailers a unique set of assurances that, in choosing Trust Protocol cotton, they can prove, measure and verify that they are demanding sustainably produced, quality fiber, and that their field-to-mill supply chain is free of environmental and social risk. 

Put simply: The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol helps the apparel industry to measure its sustainability commitments to its customers, to its broader stakeholders, and to itself.

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol: Trust in a smarter cotton future.

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