Women populate every part of our value chain, from field to fitting room and we feel a responsibility to every single one of them. Lindex is a member of CottonConnect and their program ‘Women in Cotton’ where female cotton farmers learn to improve their livelihood by using organic cotton farming practices.
The ‘Women in Cotton’ program by CottonConnect trains female cotton farmers in cultivation skills and business management alongside health, education and labour rights. The women reached through ‘Women in Cotton’ are from tribal areas that are isolated and cut-off from mainstream development. They are under conversion from conventional farming to organic farming and have very basic knowledge on organic farming practices.
CottonConnect is an organisation with a mission to transform the cotton industry for good by enabling brands and retailers to develop a more robust and resilient cotton supply chain. They connect brands and retailers to farmers to create a transparent supply chain, training farmers in agro-economic practices, and supporting the enhancement of farmers livelihoods and strong farming communities.