With every Cotton made in Africa garment you buy, you can make African smallholder farmers happier, because they directly profit from every single piece that wears the Cotton made in Africa seal. Through Cotton made in Africa, they receive trainings and learn how to better manage their small farms and how to sustainably and successfully cultivate cotton. Syayifuma Bwambal is one of  695.000 smallholders who cooperate with Cotton made in Africa: „in the trainings, we also talk about the roles of men and women. I now pay more attention to my wife‘s opinions. We have started to make decisions on spending our money together. My wife for instance had the idea to not only keep goats but to breed them as an additional source of income, next to cotton farming. And her idea has paid off – we already own 6 goats.“ Learn more about how you can participate and have a direct impact on cotton farmers‘ lives via www.wearasmile.org! #WearASmile with @CottonMadeInAfrica

 

So how can Cotton made in Africa products help you return a smile to the environment? Those farmers whose cotton fields are located close to a national park in Africa often struggle with elephants that are attracted by the sweet scent of corn growing next to cotton. Through Cotton made in Africa, smallholder farmers learn to protect their yields with the natural help of bees, who are much feared by elephants. While bees do not actually harm the elephants, they keep them at a safe distance from the cotton fields, protecting them as well as the smallholders‘ yields. Cotton made in Africa partners therefore collaborate closely with national parks. Get involved and support both the elephants and the smallholder farmers – made easy with every Cotton made in Africa garment. By choosing Cotton made in Africa, you get to share a smile with nature  and the smallholder cotton farmers. Learn more about how you can participate and have a direct impact via www.wearasmile.org! #WearASmile with @CottonMadeInAfrica

WITH EVERY COTTON MADE IN AFRICA Product, You can change the world to a better place - without paying any more. Through Cotton made in Africa, farmers can attend trainings that help them to manage their small farm better and to cultivate cotton sustainably and successfully. Lawrence Masereka is one of 695,000 smallholder farmers working with Cotton made in Africa: “In the training of my group, I learned how to grow cotton more sustainably and efficiently in order to increase the yield. I am very happy because, thanks to the training, I got more income and could buy my own field. And I can pay the school fees for my children. Now, even my neighbors are asking me what I'm learning in the group.“ You want to support and create impact yourself, connect with us on www.wearasmile.org #WearaSmile with @CottonmadeinAfrica!

One of our smallholder farmers, Rosalie DASNA, is 40 years old and from Cameroun: „The business trainings initiated by Cotton made in Africa have taught me how to plan and manage cultivation on my field. This way, I know which costs to expect and which expenses I will have. It allows me to prepare better and receive considerably higher harvest yields than before. I have also learnt how to use organic fertilisers, which have many advantages for myself and my family: we have more money available, which helps us pay the children‘s clothes and school fees, and we can even make small investments. The trainings on sustainable cultivation also have a good effect on our health, because we can eat much healthier and more balanced.“
You want to get involved and have an impact yourself? Learn more about how you can participate via www.wearasmile.org! #WearASmile with @CottonMadeInAfrica

With every Cotton made in Africa product, you can make smallholder farmers in Africa happier, because they benefit from every piece of textile who is awarded with the Cotton made in Africa label. Through Cotton made in Africa, they receive trainings that help them to manage their small farm better and to cultivate cotton sustainably and successfully. Cosmes Masareka is one of 695,000 small farmers working together with Cotton made in Africa: “There was no training on how to grow my cotton before. Now I am learning a lot in the group and I exchange more with other farmers. That helps me a lot. I could harvest more cotton and buy a piece of land. From my income I pay the school fees for my children.” You want to support and create impact yourself, connect with us on www.wearasmile.org #WearaSmile with @CottonmadeinAfrica!

With Cotton made in Africa labeled products, you can wear and share a smile without doing anything. Why? You can wear a smile, because you get a high-quality and stylish product without paying more and at the same time doing something good. You share a smile with smallholder farmers who grow the raw material for textiles and give back a smile to nature. Every Cotton made in Africa product contributes to better working and living conditions for 695,000 smallholder farmers in 9 countries in Africa. CmiA protects nature, because CmiA excludes genetically modified seeds, dangerous pesticides or the cutting down of rainforests. You can recognize the textiles by a small label with the Cotton made in Africa inscription. With each Cotton made in Africa product, you can make the world a better place - for example, for Baluku Bayeya. He is one of 695,000 smallholder cotton farmers who grows his cotton according to the Cotton made in Africa sustainability standard. Baluku is a proud father and cotton farmer from the Western part of Uganda: “I am proud to grow cotton, because cotton is the raw material for fashion all over the world. Through the training of Cotton made in Africa, I can better support my family and organize myself with other farmers in groups. I could yield more cotton since I participate in the training. This allowed me to finish my house and pay the school fees for my children. This is very important to me, because my children should learn more than I did. The training helps me to learn more about the cultivation of cotton and our nature. So I know now for example more about how I can save money and opened a bank account. I regularly attend the training because they help me getting better. As an active member of a training group, I was even appointed as a lead farmer of the group. That makes me proud. For the future, I wish that consumers around the world want to know more about where the cotton in their clothes come from.“ You want to support and create impact for Baluku and the other 695,000 farmers yourself, connect with us on www.wearasmile.org #WearaSmile with @CottonmadeinAfrica!

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