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Cotton Report Interviews

14 Jan | Demand for CmiA Cotton Increases

Interview with Christian Barthel, Cotton made in Africa. As an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) has been committed to sustainable cotton production in Africa since 2005 to improve the living and working conditions of cotton farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and sells the cotton with the CmiA seal (…)

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11 Dec | A new Paradigm of Value Addition for Africa

Interview with Jaswinder Bedi, President of ACTIF, the African Cotton and Textile Industry Federation: Africa produces 1.5 million tons of cotton lint, from which most of it is exported. But especially in East Africa a new motion of change seems to drive further developments in the value chain on the continent. Jaswinder Bedi, President (…)

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30 Nov | Cotton Logistics: 70 Percent of all Damages Avoidable

Interview with Rüdiger Voß, Managing Director of ATS Insurance Brokers: Insurance issues play an important role in the cotton trade, particularly in logistics in the handling and securing of contracts. This is especially because the cotton must travel long distances by truck and ship from its production site to processing. In doing so, it (…)

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8 Nov | Sustainability Management Lidl Deutschland: Acting Today for Tomorrow

Interview with Florian Schütze, Business Unit Manager Society and Environment International, Lidl Deutschland: Targeted sustainability management is of great importance to the retailer Lidl. This year, Lidl Germany published its Sustainability Report for the financial year 2016 – 2017, in which it provides detailed information on the anchoring of sustainability as a guideline of (…)

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2 Oct | Partnership for Sustainable Textiles: The Path Is the Goal

Interview with Dr Jürgen Janssen, Head of the Partnership’s Secretariat: Following the initial discovery phase, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, created in 2014 on the initiative of German Development Minister Gerd Müller, is now in its second year of implementation. For the members, this is quite a challenge, because it involves rethinking a lot (…)

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21 Sep | Ethiopia‘s Textile Sector – A Special Kind of Insight

Interview with Ulrich Fechter-Escamilla and Dr Christine Mansfeld, Exposure- und Dialogprogramme e.V. Exposure and Dialogue Programmes, EDP e.V. is a non-profit charitable association that offers extraordinary training programmes for decision-makers from politics, business, church and society. From October 20 to 27, EDP e.V. is offering a visit to Ethiopia with a focus on “good work” (…)

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23 Jul | POTENTIAL FOR THE BREMEN COTTON EXCHANGE

Jens D. Lukaczik has been President of the Association since the General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange on June 28th. Mr. Lukaczik is the Managing Partner of Bremen-based Cargo Control Group, a respected logistics service provider to the cotton industry. In an interview with the Cotton Report, the new President emphasises the core (…)

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21 Jun | Interview with President Henning Hammer – A Retrospective

Henning Hammer, Managing Director of Otto Stadtlander GmbH, has been President of the Bremen Cotton Exchange since June 2016. In accordance with the schedule and statutes, a new President will be elected at the upcoming General Assembly on June 28. In this interview, Henning Hammer takes the time to look back and assess the (…)

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