06 Sep '11, 10pm

H&M: Top Sustainable Cotton User in 2010 - Justmeans

H&M: Top Sustainable Cotton User in 2010 - Justmeans

H&M Hennes & Mauritz could use some good news this week after last week's reports on mass faintings in Cambodian factories. According to Textile Exchange, the fast fashion retailer was the biggest user of organic cotton worldwide in 2010. Textile Exchange works to promote organic cotton and produces the Global Sustainable Textiles Market Report every year. H&M, which was founded in Sweden in 1947, used around 15,000 tonnes of organic cotton during the year analyzed. "The intention is to gradually use more organic cotton as part of our target to only use more sustainable cotton by 2020. We want to further contribute towards increased demand for organic cotton and motivate farmers for sustainable cotton cultivation" said Henrik Lampa, the company's CSR Product Manager. The company started to use certified organic cotton in 2004. Since 2007, organic cotton garments are found ...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/H-M-Top-Sustainable-Cotton-User-...

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