Fact 1 Traceability

Ever wondered how much cotton you might need to make your Australian cotton products? In a normal season, Australia's cotton growers produce around 4 million bales of cotton, enough to clothe around 500 million people.

The lint from one 227kg bale of cotton can produce:

  • 215 pairs of denim jeans
  • 250 single bed sheets
  • 750 shirts
  • 1,200 t-shirts
  • 3000 nappies
  • 4,300 pairs of socks
  • 680,000 cotton balls
  • 2,100 pairs of boxer shorts


Cotton Australia has formed a number of authentic partnerships with retailers, brands, manufacturers and supply chain partners who share the industry's values. If your organisation believes in reducing environmental footprint, the fair and safe treatment of workers, quality product and supply chain traceability - then we may be in business.

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