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Ralph Lauren partners with US Cotton Trust Protocol

Ralph Lauren Corporation, an iconic global luxury brand, is now member of The US Cotton Trust Protocol that will support Ralph Lauren in its efforts to scale sustainable practices in US cotton production.

Ralph Lauren is working to improve soil health through programmes that support regenerative agriculture practices and rigorous impact measurement.

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Figure: Ralph Lauren partners with US Cotton Trust Protocol. Courtesy: collected

These efforts are fundamental to building a resilient cotton industry in the US and globally.

The US Cotton Trust Protocol launched in 2020, and aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), recognized by Textile Exchange and Forum for the Future.

It is also part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Cotton 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge, Cotton 2040 and Cotton Up initiatives.

The Trust Protocol integrates sustainability metrics like- land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency from Field to Market’s Fieldprint® Platform, enabling enrolled growers to measure the environmental impacts of their operation and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Regarding these, Katie Ioanilli, Chief Global Impact & Communications Officer, Ralph Lauren said, “Cotton makes up more than three-quarters of our total material use, and we are committed to ensuring this critical fiber is fully sustainably-sourced in our portfolio by 2025.”

Besides that, they had partnership with different organizations like Trust Protocol to make progress on sustainable cotton goals – within business and the wider industry.

“We are proud to welcome Ralph Lauren as a new member and aid in their efforts to advance better sustainability practices within the industry,” said Dr. Gary Adams, President of the US Cotton Trust Protocol.

Ralph Lauren’s Timeless by Design strategy emphasizes the importance of respecting the planet and adopting science-based practices that help protect natural resources, both of which are key pillars of the Trust Protocol, he added.

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