Publication: May 2020
This timely new white paper on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on cotton supply chains is available free to everyone who orders a copy of our 160 page Inside Guide to Cotton & Sustainability – or for a nominal fee.
Written by Simon Ferrigno and edited by John Mowbray, the founder of Ecotextile News, the new 7,000 word document features interviews with key cotton industry players and takes a look back up the supply chain to see how the impacts of Covid-19 in cotton growing regions could have an unforseen impact on cotton supply in the coming 18 months – what are the ramifications for retailers, brands and other cotton buyers?
The immediate focus for the apparel sector during the Covid-19 crisis has been on the impacts on brands, retailers, textile mills and their workers. But what about those whose livelihoods depend on the cotton fibre itself? And what about sustainability? How will the virus outbreak impact on cotton availability over the next few years and what can brands, retailers and textile mills do to make cotton more resilient in future?