Textile Qualität der Bio Marke Cotonea

The Cotonea brand

The fibre, spinning, weaving and equipment determine the quality of our textiles. Fabric can be produced with a high quality or cheaply. Cotonea decides in favour of high quality!

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The Cotonea brand

Quality requires passion

  • Cotonea zahlt hohe Fair-Trade-Prämien für Bio-Bauern als Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe
    Cotonea pays above average Fair Trade premiums to organic farmers.

As early as 1995, we were able to use controlled organic cotton from a project in Israel. Since 2004 we have fixed contract partners in Central Asia, and since 2009 in Uganda. Since then we have been controlling the entire production chain beginning with the cotton fields and continuing with the spinning, weaving, refinement, manufacturing of clothes and other items and ending on the store shelf. Cotonea agrees on fixed prices with farmers for the necessary purchase quantity, including an organic premium, whereby we never pay below a minimum price - even during times of lower world market prices. A Fair Trade premium, which is paid to the cooperative, is also added.

This way farmers can count on fixed revenues right from the beginning. These revenues are invested in education and health and contribute to the development of the entire region. Continuous contractual relationships with fixed buyers support this development much more than short-term contracts. Last but not least: patience. Patience is required when we continue to search for even better partners and production methods. People work in the entire textile chain, and people make mistakes. We know that we may also make mistakes. But, with much patience, we strive to further improve.

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Die Cotonea Philosophie
The Cotonea philosophy

Cotonea endeavours to provide benefits, to not do any harm and to improve people’s lives.

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Geschichte des Textil-Unternehmens Elmer und Zweifel seit 1855
The history of the company

Elmer & Zweifel: manufacturers of the organic brand Cotonea with more than 160 years’ expertise in cotton.

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Cotonea Werte Teaser in der Übersicht
Cotonea’s values

We always do what many textile producers can’t even promise to do.

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Cotonea Aspekte der Nachhaltigkeit
Aspects of sustainability

Cotonea has been producing its own energy using hydropower since 1855 and its own solar energy since 2002.

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Die Cotonea Textil-Labels in der Übersicht
Textile seals & certifications

The flood of textile labels and what they really mean.

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