What is World Cotton Day?
World Cotton Day is a Celebration of cotton and an opportunity to show its enduring positive impact. The global community is invited to join us in celebrating the world’s most important natural fiber!
Why is World Cotton Day Important?
Because cotton is a natural fiber like no other. Here are just some reasons why.
- It’s a poverty-alleviating crop in some of the least developed countries in the world, providing sustainable and decent employment to people across the globe.
- It biodegrades quickly compared with synthetic alternatives, decreasing the amount of plastics entering our waterways and helping to keep our oceans clean.
- It’s the only agricultural commodity that provides both fiber and food.
- As a crop that grows in arid climates, it thrives in places no other crop can.
What happens on World Cotton Day?
Stakeholders from the global cotton community come together to speak on the many advantages of cotton–from its qualities as a natural fiber, to the many benefits people obtain from its production. Topics this year include sustainability, women in cotton, brand and retailer partnerships, and more.
Find your World Cotton Day.
2022 World Cotton Day in Taiwan | AProCA | Bangladesh | Cotlook Ltd | Cotton Incorporated 2022 | Cotton Research Institute of Egypt 2022 | FAO World Cotton Day | 7 October 2022 | International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) | International Trade Centre - ITC | Pakistan Cotton | Textile Exchange | World Cotton Day -Türkiye 2022 |
African Chamber of Trade and Commerce - FICOTA | Bangladesh Cotton Development Board | Côte d'Ivoire: Intercoton | Cotlook Ltd | Cotton Incorporated | Cotton Research Institute of Egypt 2021 | Cotton: A Case Study In Misinformation | Egypt | FAO Latin America | Germany | Greece | India — Navsari Agricultural University | India: Cotton Conclave | International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) | Investigative Cotton Report by Transformers Foundation | Latin America | Online Event: GIZ Technical Round Table on Sustainable Cotton Production | Pakistan Central Cotton Committee | Pakistan Central Cotton Committee | Pakistan: Ayub Agricultural Research Institute | Taiwan | Texas — Leadership Lubbock Group | Uzbekistan Innovation Ministry | World Cotton Day 2021 | World Cotton Day 2021 - Egypt | World Cotton Day Rally and Seminar in Bangladesh | World Trade Organization (WTO) | WTO-ITC webinar: How to develop a sustainable cotton to clothing value chain in Africa | WWF Pakistan |
Argentina | Australia | Bangladesh | Brazil | Egypt | India: bioRe | India: Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) | India: Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (ICAR) | India: Cotton Association of India | International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) | Iran: Cotton Research Institute | Latin America | Pakistan: PCCC | Pakistan: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad | Russia | Taiwan | United States |