2021 Organic Cotton Demand Insights Report – Updated Link

We’re delighted to share Textile Exchange’s first-ever Organic Cotton Demand Insights report, released today. A big thank you to all the brands, retailers, suppliers, and traders who took part in the survey.

With the current demand for organic cotton outstripping supply and expanding, Textile Exchange felt it was vital to develop a picture of the increasing demand.

Overall, the findings represent an 84 % increase in forecasted organic cotton demand by 2030 compared to a 2019/2020 baseline.

To expand organically grown cotton, farmers urgently need clearer market commitments from brands, suppliers, retailers, and traders. By working together, the organic cotton sector can provide these signals, address challenges, and amplify solutions, ensuring a stable and sustainable future for the organic cotton market.

Read the report for a snapshot of future demand for organic cotton worldwide, including a closer look at current and future sourcing regions – and find out how some companies are addressing the challenges to meeting their organic cotton sourcing goals. To stay up to date with the latest news and events and engage with the organic cotton community, sign up to the OCRT Hub.

The report summarises the findings of a survey sent to all Textile Exchange members and members of the wider Organic Cotton Round Table community (OCRT). The majority of respondents were brands and included companies responsible for at least half of the 2018/2019 global organic cotton production.

To enable Textile Exchange to build an accurate picture of expanding organic and in-conversion cotton production, please take part in Textile Exchange’s annual Material Change Index (MCI) survey, open through September. The survey includes questions on forecasted demand through 2025 and product sales figures. 

Please feel free to contact the CFMB team at CFMB@TextileExchange.org with any questions.