LPP has contracted the first cotton delivery as part of Cotton made in Africa

LPP has joined the group of partners Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) – the internationally recognized standard for sustainable cotton cultivation in Africa, the company said. Pursuant to the concluded agreement, LPP has contracted the purchase of cotton in accordance with the CmiA standard, the quantity of which will allow for the production of 60 million pieces of products containing from 95% to 100% of this raw material.

“At LPP, we are aware that the sustainable development of our company will be possible when we strive to implement solutions limiting our impact on the environment throughout the distributed supply chain. Joining the Cotton made in Africa initiative is another step for us in searching for new sources. cotton grown in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. African cotton marked with the CmiA standard is an excellent alternative to this raw material, the source of which so far has mainly been Asian markets “- said Justyna Weryk, sustainable development manager.

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), established in 2005, is one of the international initiatives for sustainable cotton production and supply chain transparency in the textile industry. This internationally recognized standard is designed to help small African farmers establish business relationships with fashion companies.

“At LPP, we believe that thanks to the network of contacts, including about 500 partners forming the CmiA supply chain in 22 countries, this initiative has a chance to bring real and lasting changes in the textile sector in the world” – concluded Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, ESG director at LPP.

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