SUSTAINABLY SOURCED COTTON

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Our cotton commitment

100% of the cotton for our clothing is sustainably sourced, and always will be. By partnering with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), we’re empowering farmers to be more efficient with water, care for soil health and respect biodiversity – all in an effort to slow down climate change

Our cotton commitment

100% of the cotton for our clothing is sustainably sourced, and always will be. By partnering with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), we’re empowering farmers to be more efficient with water, care for soil health and respect biodiversity – all in an effort to slow down climate change

M&S and BCI: partners for over a decade

The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make cotton production better for the people involved in it and better for the environment.

We’re at the forefront of sourcing more sustainable cotton, and have worked in partnership with BCI since 2009.

Cotton growing in a field

M&S and BCI: partners for over a decade

The Better Cotton Initiative exists to make cotton production better for the people involved in it and better for the environment.

We’re at the forefront of sourcing more sustainable cotton, and have worked in partnership with BCI since 2009.

Man wearing khaki-coloured cotton jacket, grey T-shirt and blue jeans

Why BCI is so important

All over the world, farmers growing more-sustainable cotton are benefiting from the real economic, social and environmental advantages it offers, and they’re starting to genuinely feel those changes. None of this would have been possible without the influence of BCI. When you see the BCI logo on our products, you can trust the cotton has been sourced with these values**

Why BCI is so important

All over the world, farmers growing more-sustainable cotton are benefiting from the real economic, social and environmental advantages it offers, and they’re starting to genuinely feel those changes. None of this would have been possible without the influence of BCI. When you see the BCI logo on our products, you can trust the cotton has been sourced with these values**

HOW IT WORKS

**The Better Cotton we use is a mix of different cotton fibres sourced via the Mass Balance system, which means that, while a single yarn can’t be traced from farm to finished piece, the fabric is still classified as sourced more sustainably. This system allows more farmers and businesses to access sustainable methods and fabrics. This doesn’t apply to trims and threads

**The Better Cotton we use is a mix of different cotton fibres sourced via the Mass Balance system, which means that, while a single yarn can’t be traced from farm to finished piece, the fabric is still classified as sourced more sustainably. This system allows more farmers and businesses to access sustainable methods and fabrics. This doesn’t apply to trims and threads

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*BCI Farmers experience profit increases for a variety of reasons, most commonly due to increased yields and/or optimised use of inputs (such as irrigation water, pesticides or synthetic fertiliser)

*BCI Farmers experience profit increases for a variety of reasons, most commonly due to increased yields and/or optimised use of inputs (such as irrigation water, pesticides or synthetic fertiliser)

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***Compared to the industry average for garment finishing, according to Jeanologia

***Compared to the industry average for garment finishing, according to Jeanologia

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Cotton images copyright of BCI. Ruksana Kausar image: ©BCI/Khaula Jamil, Henrique Cintura image: ©BCI/Morgan Ferrar, Sharipov Habibullo image: ©BCI/Emma Upton

Cotton images copyright of BCI. Ruksana Kausar image: ©BCI/Khaula Jamil, Henrique Cintura image: ©BCI/Morgan Ferrar, Sharipov Habibullo image: ©BCI/Emma Upton

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Our policy and compliance programme stipulates that we do not work with any supplier in, nor source cotton from, Xinjiang Province, China. We have formally signed the call to action to address human rights abuses, in line with our long-term commitment that our supply chains are sustainable and ethical, and our workers are treated fairly and their human rights respected

Our policy and compliance programme stipulates that we do not work with any supplier in, nor source cotton from, Xinjiang Province, China. We have formally signed the call to action to address human rights abuses, in line with our long-term commitment that our supply chains are sustainable and ethical, and our workers are treated fairly and their human rights respected

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