Raw materials


We’ve been working hard for the last decade to improve the rights of workers and the lives of the people working within our supply chain. Cotton, a natural fibre, makes up a large proportion of our clothing range and in some regions cotton is grown on large-scale industrial farms. However, it is mostly grown on small farms in low-income countries, where knowledge of the most up to date and environmentally friendly farming practices is often limited.

That’s why, in 2013, we partnered with agricultural experts, CottonConnect, and the Self-Employed Women’s Association to create the ‘Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme’.

Cotton grown on 5 Continents
90% grown in developing world
Over 100m farmers grow cotton
Cotton Connect

Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme

The programme is designed to introduce sustainable farming methods, improve cotton yields and increase the farmers’ income. Our three year pilot in Gujarat India trained 1,251 women smallholders resulting in an average profit increase of 211%, which many used to improve household welfare and to invest in education for their children.
The results have exceeded all our expectations and that’s why over the next six years, an additional 10,000 female farmers will be taken through the programme, with the first seeds being sown by new trainees in April 2016.

1,250 Female Farmers in India
1,150 Farmers in China
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