Cute Dress Industry Ltd. become an official member of the US Cotton Trust Protocol. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol provides mills and manufacturers critical assurances they need to prove to their customers that they are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably grown cotton.
Cute Dress Industry Ltd is a sustainable knitwear manufacturing unit in Bangladesh that has been striving to minimize the use of natural resources. The factory is made by the guidance of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and has achieved an excellent rating point on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
The Trust Protocol is a farm level, science-based program that sets a new standard in more sustainably grown cotton. It brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurements to sustainable cotton production as well as drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics: Land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, GHG emissions, and energy efficiency. Members will also be provided with full supply chain transparency through the Protocol Consumption Management Solution.
Members of the Trust Protocol receive the critical assurances they need to further prove to their customers that they are sourcing sustainably grown cotton with lower environmental and social risk.
The Trust Protocol has welcomed more than 450 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since its launch in 2020. This includes PVH Corp. and its iconic brands, Levi Strauss & Co. and its legacy brands, Gap Inc. and its collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands as well as global apparel manufacturer Gildan.
The Trust Protocol has also welcomed UK retailers Tesco, Byford and Next Plc. Other Trust Protocol member announcements include the first 10 U.S. member mills and the first members in Latin America.
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and recognized by Textile Exchange and Forum for the Future, and it is also part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Cotton 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge, Cotton 2040, and Cotton Up initiatives.