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11 May | How much water does cotton really need?

Interview with Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated, USA. Water consumption in cotton production is one central aspect in the discussion on sustainability regarding the raw material. After the International Cotton Conference Bremen, the Bremen Cotton Report team consulted Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and (…)

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29 Apr | Fact check: Cotton’s Share of Worldwide Pesticide Use

Cotton is not the largest user of agricultural pesticides – it’s actually one of the lowest, accounting for less than 5 percent of the world’s total pesticide sales, despite some erroneous claims. Without the use of pesticides, farmers would not be able to provide a nutritional, plentiful, and affordable food supply for a rapidly (…)

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7 Apr | Proposed legislation on due diligence in supply chains

On 3 March, the German Cabinet has adopted a draft legislation for the new Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz), which is highly disputed among commercial and industry associations. The draft legislation on corporate due diligence in supply chains is to obligate German companies to meet their global responsibility better. Anosha Wahidi, Head of Division Sustainable (…)

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19 Mar | International Cotton Conference: Bremen is Cotton

Bremen, 19 March 2021: Once again, the International Cotton Conference confirmed how closely Bremen is interwoven with the raw material cotton and its internationally networked supply chain. Ultimately, the organisers of the prestigious conference, the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen, were able to bring the cotton world together in Bremen for (…)

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26 Feb | Cotton Conference: TOP SUBJECT: RESPONSIBILITY. EVEN IN RAW MATERIAL PRODUCTION

Responsible fibre production, technical progress, regional organic cotton production, sustainable wool production and even cotton as a plastic substitute. Bremen, 26 February 2021: The Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen invite you to take part in the hybrid edition of the International Cotton Conference Bremen on 17 and 18 March, under the (…)

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19 Feb | Cotton Conference: Progressive Cotton Farming Works Like This

– Genetic Engineering Today – Robot and Satellite Technology in Practice – Pure Agriculture: Seed Cultivation, Growing, Ginning Bremen, 19 February 2021: On 17 and 18 March, the doors will open for the International Cotton Conference Bremen – The Hybrid Edition. This time around, the meeting point of the global cotton and textile world (…)

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10 Feb | Task force on the “digital supply chain management” based on blockchains

Transparency and traceability in the textile supply chain have become increasingly important for many retailers – also due to possible statutory new regulations. Within the frame of its research project “Blockchain for GMO Mediation in Organic Cotton”, the Bremen Cotton Exchange was able to gain essential know-how on the use of blockchains in supply (…)

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5 Feb | Cotton Conference: Technical Advancement Secures the Future – Cotton Processing Procedures

Bremen, 5 February 2021: In just a few weeks, the International Cotton Conference Bremen will be launched worldwide. This time the organisers, the Bremen Cotton Exchange and the Fibre Institute Bremen, are presenting a future-oriented conference platform in digital format. It is available to professionals from science and practice anywhere in the world. In (…)

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