"CottonConnect is born from commercial need and years of experience in developing sustainable supply chains. We were created in 2009 by a unique collaboration between C&A, Textile Exchange and Shell Foundation.
"Our aim is to deliver a market-driven approach that provides opportunities for retailers and brands, as well as farmers, to simultaneously expand economic opportunity, reduce poverty and protect the environment." 
Resources and articles
- Anna Karlsson, Sustainable Development Manager
- Thomas Green, CFO
- Susan Macdonald, Business Development Director
- John Lewis Partnership foundation, Primark, Wal-mart 
- Cotton Connect History, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.