Textile Exchange introduces the Organic Cotton Sustainability Assessment Tool (OC-SAT)
What does it do?
– A framework for assessing the environmental, economic and social impacts of organic cotton agriculture.
– Insight into the sustainability status of farmers certified to one or more of the internationally accepted organic agricultural standards.
– Builds on the findings in the recently published Organic Cotton Life Cycle Assessment (download here).
– Shows how farmers are successfully diversifying their crops, organizing their farming communities and supporting female farmers. Also reveals the challenges farmers face including pricing and payment, climate change, and lack of access to non-genetically modified seed.
To download a pdf version of the Organic Cotton Sustainability Assessment Tool, please click here.
**This post first appeared on Textile Exchange.