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BCI joins the ICA

May 27, 2015
BCI joins the ICA

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has become a member of the ICA, which has the following as its members: Supima, Bangladesh Cotton Association, the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers, Spinners & Weavers Association of Korea, Australian Cotton Shippers Association and Turkey’s IPUD.

Founded in 2009, BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

According to Jordan Lea, ICA President: “One of our primary goals at the ICA is to expand what is known as our ‘safe trading environment’. BCI’s mission and track record speak for themselves as they and their members strive for sustainability, as well as corporate and environmental responsibility. Our organisations share similar ideals and visions for a safe and stable future for all of the cotton industry and we are very pleased to have BCI on board. We look forward to a fruitful and meaningful relationship and appreciate BCI’s help and support in promoting the ICA. They are a great addition to our membership base.”

There is no joining fee or annual subscription to become an ICA Affiliated Association – which also passes on a 50 per cent discount on its membership fees to producers and mills that are registered with each new Affiliated Association.