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Cotton and Sustainable Cotton: Key World Commodity

Cotton has been an important source of clothing and textiles for thousands of years across many human cultures. Although synthetics have supplanted cotton in the world fibre market, it remains the second most used apparel fibre, with a 21% share of total global fibre use.1 It is also the world’s most important non-food crop. Growing, transporting and processing cotton along with other ancillary services involves approximately 350 million people, mainly in lower-income countries.2

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