27 Apr '11, 7pm
H&M Now Largest User of Organic Cotton
In a corporate responsibility report, H&M indicates that it used 15,000 tons of organic cotton in 2010 -- a 77 percent increase from 2009. The retailer's recently released Conscious Collection includes garments made from organic cotton and other sustainable fabrics. Photo: H&M Last year, H&M increased its use of organic cotton in its garments by 77 percent from 2009, making the Swedish retailer one of the world’s largest users of organic cotton, according to the company’s Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2010 . H&M used 15,000 tons of organic cotton in 2010, surpassing its internal goal of 4,500 tons. By 2020, H&M aims to have all its cotton come from sustainable sources – organic, recycled or certified by the Better Cotton Initiative, a program to promote sustainable cotton production and improve working conditions for cotton farmers. The retailer also reported...