In: Better Cotton Initiative

Better Cotton in Turkey Steps Up It’s Game

Orta is pleased to see Better Cotton in Turkey has taken a significant step forwards in the signing of a strategic partnership agreement between the Good Cotton Practices Association (IPUD) and BCI.

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Turkey’s First BCI Harvest

BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future…

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Better Cotton Continues

The General Assembly of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) took place between the 27th and 28th of June 2012 in Istanbul….

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BCI in Istanbul

A meeting took place on March 2nd in Istanbul regarding the admission of Turkish cotton into the BCI. The meeting was…

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Alchemy One – The secret is about to be unveiled !!!

Alchemy One by Orta Blu – The Gold Standard of Denim Finish Alchemy One is a new eco-friendly and exclusive denim…

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The Birlik Ginning Factory in Soke, Turkey.

The Birlik Ginning Factory in Soke, in the Aegean Region of Turkey is owned by a cooperative of  local cotton farmers…

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Meet Mr. BLU! Our Brand New Orta Blu Cartoon

WHO IS ORTA BLU? Mr. Blu has the answer… Mr. Blu is a cartoon character we created to put some fun…

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The History of Cotton Part Two

A cotton gin (short for cotton engine) is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton fibers from the seeds,…

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Cotton Tales:Seeding in the Aegean Sea Region,Turkey

This is the first of our series of Cotton Tales dedicated to the cotton industry in Turkey and other parts of…

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The History of Cotton Part One

According to the Foods and Nutrition Encyclopedia, the earliest cultivation of cotton in the Americas occurred in Mexico, some 8,000 years…

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