Cotton made in Africa

We understand our responsibility to make sure that the variety of textile products we offer don’t cause harm to the environment or those working within the supply chain. That’s why we are committed to sourcing products that support decent working conditions and high environmental standards.

To support our sustainable cotton commitment, we’ve been a proud partner of the Cotton made in Africa initiative (CmiA) since February 2020. Through this partnership, we’re actively advocating for socially and environmentally sustainable cotton production in Africa, right at the start of the textile supply chain.

This means that when you purchase a Lidl product with the CmiA logo, you’re supporting the CmiA initiative and African smallholder farmers.

Find out more about the CmiA initiative here.

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Sustainably produced cotton

CmiA is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation and is one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton.

Our long-term goals

By the end of 2022, 100% of our cotton will be sourced from sustainable sources including Cotton made in Africa Initiative (CmiA), Fairtrade, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Organic Textile Standard (OCS).

A better future for farmers

Using more sustainable agricultural methods means smallholder farmers are less exposed to climate change and price fluctuations. It also helps them to secure a source of income for future generations.

Improving working conditions

Since 2005, CmiA have been committed to protecting the environment as well as improving working and living conditions for smallholder farmers and for the workers.

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