A number of organisations work within the Australian cotton industry. Here are three that relate most directly to the industry's relationship with the textile supply chain.
Cotton Australia is the peak body for Australia’s cotton growers, a not-for-profit organisation funded by a voluntary levy on every bale of cotton produced. Cotton Australia's Cotton to Market Program seeks to position Australian cotton in the world textile market, assist brands and retailers to source cotton from Australia and raise the profile of Australian cotton globally with a range of stakeholders. Cotton Australia is also responsible for working with farmers to implement the myBMP on-farm sustainability program.
Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA)
ACSA members are the independent merchants that buy and sell Australian cotton bales into the world market. The organisation promotes the interests of its members in overseas markets, preserves the sanctity of contracts and the integrity of the Australian cotton trading industry, and facilitates compliance with contractual obligations and adherence to arbitration awards.
Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)
CRDC's purpose is to enhance the performance of the Australian cotton industry and community through strategically investing in research and development, and its application.
Wincott (Women in Cotton) was established in 2000 to help develop knowledge, opportunities and learning for women involved in any aspect of the Australian cotton industry. The group assists women to achieve personal growth, develop business skills, have influence as community members and support work to protect the natural environment.