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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).



where to buy?

Complete list of exporting companies and agents.


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.

an ancestral fiber 1500

Brazilian indigenous peoples knew and transformed cotton into threads and rustic fabrics even before the arrival of the Portuguese.

the era of "white gold" 1750

Lint production reached commercial levels and emerged as a promising economic activity for Colonial Brazil.

one of the largest cotton growers and exporters 1980

Brazil had remained relevant in the global cotton market. At the time the country’s Northeast region stood out, leading production.

the cotton bollweevil mid1980s

This small insect brought in from abroad devastated cotton fields, especially in the Northeast, destroying entire growing areas.

huge losses early1990s

In addition to the pest, changes in economic policies contributed to the reduction of more than 60% of the cotton acreage. 800,000 people were unemployed by 1995.

overcoming the challenges late1990s

Cotton farming was restored in Brazil through technology advances, and the crop migrated to the Brazilian Midwest, where the plant adapted to the soil and climate.

the Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (Abrapa) is founded 1999

The organization helped spread new farming techniques and good practices. The creation of Abrapa marks a new phase of prosperity and development for cotton.

creation of the Responsible Brazilian Cotton (ABR) socio-environmental certification 2012

Based on regional sustainability practices, a national protocol was established in 2012 for the socio-environmental certification of Brazilian cotton, the ABR..

today cotton is produced across various regions of the country

the biggest producing state are Mato Grosso & Bahia, which grows more than 90% of our fiber

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