Today, 7th October, we celebrate World Cotton Day as the stuff of our lives. World Cotton Day was established in 2019 to bring awareness about cotton and its impact on people’s lives.
The United Nations General Assembly declared World Cotton Day as an annual event. Because it is important for people to think about how cotton shapes their daily life. It provides us with comfort, warmth, and protection from the elements.
It’s time to celebrate this textile material that has made an impact on our lives for centuries. The cotton plant (Gossypium) was domesticated in Mexico around 5000 BC, but its use as a textile fiber can be traced back over 10,000 years ago. It is the most widely used natural fiber in the world today!
History of World Cotton Day
In 2019, four cotton-producing nations Chad, Mali, Benin, and Burkina Faso proposed to UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) to celebrate World Cotton Day. Then it was supported by the Bremen Cotton Exchange, the largest cotton organization in the world.
On 7 October 2019, it had announced that World Cotton Day by the WTO (World Trade Organization) and ICAC (International Cotton Advisory Committee combinedly. It was announced from WTO’s headquarters in Geneva.
Since then, 7 October is celebrated every year as a world cotton day.
Goals Of Cotton Day:
World Cotton Day brings people together from all around the world for one common goal: To celebrate cotton’s positive impact on our lives and to be conscious of how it affects other parts of the world.
World cotton production is a $41.2 billion industry, contributing to over one percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Cotton goods are among some of the most consumed items in our day-to-day lives – from clothing & apparel, bedding & furniture, home décor, and more.
World cotton production has increased over the past century due to improvements in technology, market access, international trade policies, research & development among other factors that have led to this increase.
Today is World Cotton Day!
The theme of 2021 is “Cotton for Good” to celebrate the cotton fiber enduring positive impact including producing natural textiles fiber, protecting the environment, and providing employment.
World Cotton Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness about cotton, its importance in everyday life, and the challenges facing producers.
Significance of World’s Cotton Day
This day provides us an excellent opportunity to share cotton fiber-related knowledge and showcase cotton-related activities.
– According to the ICAC, the annual revenue from cotton is estimated at 41.2 billion US dollars. And the cotton trade amounts to 18 billion US Dollars per year.
– According to the UN, cotton plants is being resistant to climatic changes. It could be planted easily in dry and arid zones, which is helps to reduce the quick climate change. Today, Cotton cultivations occupy just 2.1% of the world’s arable land, and despite this. Besides, it meets 27-30% of the global textile needs.
– Experts say cotton has a negative carbon footprint. Cause cotton fibre degrades 95% faster than polyester, which helps to keep our earth clean.
We want you to join us as we celebrate the fabric of today and tomorrow. World Cotton Day is held on 7 October every year in recognition of cotton’s vital role as a versatile fiber that has been used for centuries around the world for clothing and other goods, such as shelter-making materials.
World Cotton Day is a day of celebration and awareness. World cotton production has increased over the past century due to improvements in technology, market access, international trade policies, research & development among other factors that have led to this increase.
We celebrate the stuff of our lives by promoting awareness about how important it is that we continue to think about all divers’ aspects of cotton’s role in our day-to-day lives. World Cotton Day is a day to celebrate and become more aware!