Mills and Manufacturers
Mills and manufacturers who join the Trust Protocol are provided a host of benefits, with the biggest being they can be identified as part of a fully transparent supply chain and selected by brands and retailers as they look to source U.S. Cotton.
In its two years the Trust Protocol welcomed more than 900 mill and manufacturer members from 30 countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the United States. The program also added 40 global brands and retailers including J.Crew, Madewell, Levi Strauss & Co. and, Gap Inc. as well as global apparel manufacturer Gildan.
Membership benefits in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for mills and manufacturers include:
- Opportunity to be identified as part of a fully transparent supply chain and be selected by brands as they look to source U.S. Cotton
- Ability to use the Trust Protocol logo and materials to communicate about sustainability goals
- Recognition on the Trust Protocol website
- Access to a specialized package of technical support free of charge for members who license U.S. cotton and participate in the Trust Protocol
Frontier Yarns, Inc. has a commitment to sustainability throughout all facets of our manufacturing operations. This includes zero waste practices, efficient energy usage and acquiring raw materials, such as U.S. cotton, in order to supply sustainable and recycled products to our customers.
The Trust Protocol’s emphasis on measurement and independent verification can provide the confidence and trust that more responsibly grown cotton is being used, producing product consumers can believe in. Frontier Yarns, Inc. is excited to be part of the Trust Protocol.
As brands and retailers respond to customer demand for sustainability, mills are now joining the conversation. Membership in the program enables us to show we are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably grown cotton.
Vice President of Operations
Gildan/Frontier Yarns Inc.
Cost Structure for Supply Chain Participants
The annual Trust Protocol membership fee for mills and manufacturers is $500 for the first location. An additional fee of $100 per additional location up to a maximum additional fee of $500 for up to 10 additional locations.
“The reason we joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol was to show as U.S. cotton producers, we’re growing a good quality product, using the best quality practices available today.”