Cone Denim Joins BCI, Earns Oeko-Tex® Certification In China

Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Denim®, is now a member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) non-profit organization that promotes responsible global standards and links the complex cotton supply chain from farmers to retailers.

“Cone Denim promotes sustainability and responsible manufacturing in all of our operations, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with other members of the cotton supply chain to share best practices and work to continuously improve the production and sustainability of cotton, and grow the demand for Better Cotton,” said Steve Maggard, vice president, operations, planning and product development, Cone Denim.

Cone also reports its state-of-the-art Cone Denim Jiaxing (CDJ) plant in China has received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification for certain denim products.

“Oeko-Tex certification provides our customers and ultimately the consumer an added level of confidence in CDJ’s fabrics,” said Kevin Reardon, vice president of sales, Cone Denim. “We maintain a commitment to responsible manufacturing throughout our global operations and continually look for ways to improve our sustainable practices and minimize our environmental footprint — while at the same time, pushing the limits of denim innovation and styling.”

July/August 2015