Transition to Sustainable
We also offer consulting for existing brands who are interested in using sustainable fabrics.
We would match the your existing fabric collection consisting of conventional cotton, polyester, general lyocell with the following sustainable alternatives ORGANIC COTTON, RECYCLED POLYSTER, RECYCLED COTTON, HEMP, TENCEL™ LYOCELL.
In-Conversion Cotton Program
In 2020 we started matching transition brands with transition farmer in organic cotton. We recommend this to brands who are looking to change their whole brand identity to being sustainable.
There is a 3 year conversion period where farmer needs to plant and harvest the cotton using the organic cotton framework however this cotton cannot yet be sold as organic.
Since the yield decreases switching to organic cotton is quite costly for farmers, and this happens to be the primary barrier for the ones who are interested in the transition to organic farming.
In order to encourage farmers, the cotton harvested in the second year is certified as “in-transition” and has a higher market value compared to conventional fiber.
Manifutura has started a project where we match the brands that want to convert to organic cotton with farmers who are converting. This creates a win-win scenario where farmers’ crops are guaranteed to be bought and the brands get a better standing in the industry. After the conversion period we continue to supply the brands with highest quality organic cotton.