Cotton LEADS

Stories: Down the Chain

Cotton sourcing

These manufacturers, brands and retailers are helping shape the future of their industries by promoting sustainable cotton sourcing – with guidance, research and resources from the Cotton LEADSSM program.

  • SHASA

    Mexico

    As a natural, renewable fiber, cotton is an integral part of SHASA’s sustainability commitments. Read our Q&A with SHASA to learn more about their company and how they’re using cotton’s sustainability story to support and amplify their own.

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  • Global Denim

    Mexico

    Global Denim’s commitment to sustainability includes recycling dyes, using less water and minimizing waste.

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  • Delta Apparel

    USA

    Delta Apparel is contributing to a more sustainable textile industry. Cotton LEADSSM is the perfect partner to help make Delta Apparel’s environmental responsibility initiatives a success.

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  • Walmart

    USA

    With a goal to reduce emissions in their supply chain by 1 gigaton by 2030, Walmart felt it was a natural fit to partner with the Cotton LEADS program.

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  • Fung Fat Knitting

    Hong Kong

    Cotton LEADS℠ Partner Fung Fat Knitting has partnered with the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) to develop an award-winning therapeutic knee pad for people with knee injuries or chronic knee conditions.

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  • Textiles La Libertad

    Mexico

    It’s important to Textiles La Libertad to leave the world a better place, which is why they are proud members of the Cotton LEADS program.

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  • Zagis

    Mexico

    Zagis is a 60 year old family run business in Mexico, recognized as the youngest Latin American leader in spinning and knitting, who counts on cotton as its main raw material.

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  • Wrangler

    USA

    Born in the American heartland, the story of Wrangler and U.S. cotton growers have a lot in common.

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  • Tavex

    Mexico

    Tavex is a leading cotton denim and garment manufacturer providing high quality products to jeanswear brands throughout the Western Hemisphere and is dedicated to and invested in the sustainability of those products.

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  • Ropa Sport

    Mexico

    Since inception, Ropa Sport has been dedicated to cotton and joining the Cotton LEADS℠ program inspired them to create a vision for sustainability – and to make changes to properly use natural resources and ensure they are available to future generations.

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  • Gildan

    USA

    Sustainability is not something one brand can do alone – it takes the entire industry. That’s why Gildan joined the Cotton LEADS℠ program.

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  • Hanesbrands

    USA

    Sustainability means being a good steward of our environment especially in how they produce their products and the components that go into them like cotton.

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