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26 Mar 2022

Simon Glover, Ecotextile News (UK),
新华社- 侯雪静、陈浩楠

China launches its own sustainable cotton standard

Image of a field of cotton

"China launches sustainable cotton standard" 21 March 2022

China has introduced its own sustainable cotton standard, covering issues including workers' rights, environmental impact and the use of fertilizers, which comes into force from the beginning of next month.

The China Cotton Association (CCA) unveiled the new standard through the China Cotton Sustainable Development Programme launched last year as part of China's backlash against western criticism over the alleged use of forced labour in the Xinjiang region. [...]