Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) was established by The Aid by Trade Foundation, the largest cotton initiative in Africa. The CmiA standard aims to improve the living conditions of African cotton farmers, protect the environment, and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources. It sets principles, criteria, and indicators defined in social, ecological and economic parameters that are suitable for the African context.
The Aid by Trade Foundation helps cotton companies achieve the stated sustainability goals. Based on the audit findings, each cotton company creates a continuous-improvement plan and establishes concrete goals to be achieved by the next verification.