buyer’s guide

If you want to know more about Brazilian cotton, just browse the menu on the side to learn about the quality, sustainability and traceability of the raw material you can purchase. Also important for your purchase decision:

 

Brazilian cotton bales are standardized in pressing, at the end of the ginning process. Each bale has an average weight of 200kg – 220kg and is 0.90m in length, 0.50m in width and 1.4m in height.

Each Brazilian cotton bale has a tracking code including the following information: producing farm, cotton ginning plant, ginning press number, laboratory and HVI test results.

Brazilian cotton is available for purchase 12 months a year, providing for easier planning and a more flexible production schedule.100% of Brazilian cotton is tested by high-volume instruments (HVI).

 

 

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the history


Brazilian cotton has a curious history of resilience and innovation. According to historical reports, local indigenous people used cotton fibers to produce yarns and rustic fabrics. But in 1750 the country discovered the commercial potential of its agricultural production and cotton became a sort of white gold for the domestic economy.

until the 1980s

Brazil was one of the world's largest producers and exporters of cotton.

late 1980s

early 1990s

The boll weevil spread across the fields destroying entire crops, causing families to lose everything and the Brazilian production to drop by more than 60%. This was one of the worst crises caused by a pest in cotton farming in the world.

late 1990s

Cotton crops are resumed and Abrapa (Brazilian Association of Cotton Growers) is created. The Association is responsible for uniting producers from all over Brazil.

2004

Creation of Abrapa's traceability system in which each Brazilian cotton bale carries a code with a unique numerical sequence that makes it possible to track bales and also bears the following identification information: grower, crop year, ginning plant, laboratory, and HVI test results.

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2005

Start of the sustainability pillar for Brazilian cotton, which since 2013 has worked in tandem with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). In 2020 Brazil became the first country in the world to also certify the Cotton Ginning Plants.

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2016

Development of the quality pillar based on monitoring programs for HVI laboratories, ensuring full transparency for the Brazilian cotton information.

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2020

Production in Brazil offers traceability, sustainability, quality, and year-round availability.

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