For this year’s World Cotton Day on October 7, 2021, the global cotton community is once again drawing attention to the importance of cotton as a raw material with numerous local and virtual campaigns. The United Nations has announced that it will approve designating 7 October of each year as World Cotton Day on its permanent calendar.
First launched in 2019 at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, World Cotton Day continues to grow each year. The event theme for 2021 is ‘Cotton for Good’ to celebrate the fiber’s enduring positive impact. A virtual celebration will feature notable speakers from around the globe. Other global industry experts include Cotton Council International, International Cotton Advisory Committee, and many more. Keynote topics include responsible fashion, sustainability, and the importance of cotton in countries around the world.
The Discover Natural Fibres Initiative itself was created in January 2010 as an outgrowth of the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009, declared by the United Nations General Assembly. DNFI serves as a platform for information exchange, including statistics on fibre production and use, and by raising awareness of the benefits of natural fibre industries to the world economy, to the environment and all consumers.
Date: 7 October 2021
Place: online and around the world
Download: ICAC - World Cotton Day - Presentation
Organizer Site: www.worldcottonday.com