Cotton is the most important crop in the world textile industry, yet an estimated 100 million rural households who produce it are living in poverty.
Farmers and Fairtrade are working together so cotton growers can improve both their livelihoods and their lives.
The price of cotton has slumped in the last 30 years, while the cost of producing the crop has risen. A long-term decline in income means that farmers in Asia, West Africa and elsewhere are struggling to survive.
Where do I buy Fairtrade cotton clothing?