Cone Denim, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced that it is on track to produce nearly 3 million pounds of certified OCS cotton in the production of Cone’s organic denim collection by the end of 2021. The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of certified organic input and chain of custody.
All Cone Denim mills are OCS certified to make organic yarns and denim fabrics. Cone’s certified Organic Cotton fabrics are made using organically grown cotton without pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that are certified to organic agricultural standards and have a low impact on the environment, thus sustaining the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs.
In addition to being OCS certified, Cone participates in BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), US Cotton Trust Protocol, Cotton Leads and is the first global denim manufacturer to offer Oritain technology to scientifically verify the origins of cotton.