U.S. cotton has always been an innovator in sustainability.

With new technologies, precision agriculture, and rigorous fair labor practices, U.S. cotton has led the way to a greener, kinder world for years.

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Achieve sustainability from dirt to data

With top-tier traceability and verifiable data, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® is a powerful tool for ensuring sustainability in your supply chain. Measure and meet your goals in key sustainability metrics.

The Protocol Consumption Management Solution

Full supply chain transparency for all members. The Protocol Consumption Management Solution harnesses blockchain technology to record and verify the movement of U.S. cotton fiber along the entire supply chain, creating article-specific transparency for finished products that was not previously accessible to brands and retailers.

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Get groundbreaking sustainability insights in this report written with 150 industry leaders.

Sustainability: More Important Now Than Ever!

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Data delivered – unlocking visibility of cotton’s impacts


The Sustainable Cotton Consumers Demand

COTTON USA believes in producing cotton grown by producers committed to raising the bar for responsible farming methods and improving the environment for future generations.

Read the study to learn how COTTON USA can help your business promote a sustainable image and give your customers the products they desire.

Sustainability Research
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A new study proves U.S. cotton microfibers make a big difference for our waterways.

As industry concern over microplastics in our oceans grows, a new independent study proves cotton microfibers are the most environmentally friendly.


Sustainability is the difference-maker for your brand.

Consumer concern for sustainability is on the rise. But a new study from Cotton Incorporated shows 91% of consumers believe that cotton and other natural fibers are safe for the environment, compared to just 45% for polyester. Setting your brand apart with a commitment to sustainable inputs could be the differentiator you need. And U.S. cotton is the key to getting started.

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See how these stewards of the land use high tech for eco-friendly cotton.

Meet the Warren family. Father and sons who grow cotton sustainably in the same fields their family has cultivated for over 95 years. Their land is their home, which is just one reason they’re committed to using the most cutting edge technologies to reduce water and pesticide inputs. With moisture probes, high tech weather stations and heat mapping, the Warrens are leaving a smaller environmental footprint to make a better world for all of us.



Field To Market® is an innovative program that is working to meet the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a rapidly growing population while conserving natural resources and improving the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. COTTON USA is a highly active participant in this initiative. Field to Market® created the Fieldprint® Calculator as a tool that growers use to measure the environmental impacts of crop production management practices and identify opportunities for improvement on their farms, field by field.


Cotton LEADS™ is a program that is committed to responsible cotton production and is founded on core principles that are consistent with sustainability, the use of best practices and traceability in the supply chain.

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