Our Mission

is to effectively integrate the entire cotton supply chain with the aim to:

  • Facilitate forward planning and long-term contracting to ensure that production meets demand
  • Create partnerships among supply chain stakeholders and service providers to ensure scalable solutions
  • Incubate, develop & encourage participation by SMMEs
  • Ensure supply chain traceability to protect the integrity of sustainability claims and to measure programme impact

Our Objectives
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Research

Conduct research and technology to support the development of shared national resources

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Resources

Establish and manage shared national resources to provide an enabling environment for Sustainable Cotton Cluster members as well as other sub-cluster members

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Incubation

Incubate opportunities to stimulate sustainable employment within small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) across the entire cotton value chain, from farms to final product.

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Development

Develop and maximise the production of cotton

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Representation

Establish a national sector body that represents the entire cotton industry value chain from fibre to end product – bringing together like-minded sector leaders who work closely with the public sector to map out the future development of the industry and address mutual issues of national concern

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Benchmarking

Achieve global best practice status by measuring the Sustainable Cotton Cluster's deliverables and performance against international benchmarking standards