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China’s BCI-Snubbing Cotton Sustainability Standard Goes Into Effect

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

China’s homegrown cotton sustainability standard, which took effect Friday, might have a long road ahead before it gains the confidence of the international community, experts say. “On the heels of the Uyghur Act in the United States, widespread fraud and allegations of greenwashing in cotton and other fibers, a ‘labels without substance’ approach to sustainable…

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