Cotton Resources

The Fairtrade Foundation's cotton campaign in 2011 was all about showing off Fairtrade cotton and highlighting the injustices that make Fairtrade a vital lifeline for cotton farmers. Fairtrade cotton has been around for six years and we want to celebrate by letting everyone know how Fairtrade helps cotton farmers in India and West Africa by giving them a better deal. Did you know?

  • There are 30 million cotton farmers in 65 countries around the world
  • Cotton cultivation uses about 50% of all chemical pesticide used in farming
  • Cotton covers 2.4% of the world's farmland

Click here to download PowerPoints and other cotton resources from the Fairtrade Foundation.