Do you wonder why the whole world celebrates cotton every 7 October? This short video explains the history of World Cotton Day — and why it’s so important to support cotton all year long:
Gender Equality — About 43% of the world’s cotton farmers are women. In many areas, cotton is the only way they have to support their families.
Climate Change — The cellulose in cotton fibres sequesters carbon, actually reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
Versatility — Unlike most agricultural crops, cotton provides both food and fibre.
Poverty Alleviation — Cotton touches the lives of more than 100 million families around the world, and each tonne of cotton provides year-round work for about five people.