Zurich/Cairo – Ventile has joined forces with the Egyptian Biodynamic Association to further promote biodynamic cotton cultivation in Egypt. In this way, the Zurich-based textile company aims to create a traceable and transparent supply chain for its production.
Ventile will provide financial support to the Egyptian Biodynamic Association(EBDA) in the future. This will enable the association to help more cotton farmers transform their land into self-sustaining biodynamic farms, according to a company media release.
“The opportunity to work with an association like EBDA and work directly at the source of cotton production is an important step towards our goal of creating a traceable and transparent supply chain for valves,” Brand Director Daniel Odermatt is quoted as saying. This is a milestone in the 80-year history of the textile company, he said. He said he hopes other companies will join the project “to further advance biodynamic cotton farming for textile production.”
This partnership will allow the farmers’ association, which operates throughout Egypt, to “invest in building capacity in regenerative agriculture for cotton production,” said EBDA co-executive director Justus Harm. This, he said, will improve the livelihood and well-being of many more farm families and their communities.
In 2021, Ventile had announced that it would completely eliminate perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), for example for impregnation, in the future due to the increasing demand for sustainability in the textile trade. The valves range consists of recycled cotton, organic cotton and a range of blended fabrics made from hemp, lyocell and linen. Ventile fabrics are waterproof, windproof, water repellent and breathable. mm