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Global Organic Cotton Market by Type (Medical Grade Organic Cotton, Normal Organic Cotton), By Application (Medical Products, Apparel, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Organic Cotton Market Size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% through 2028. The global organic cotton market was valued at US$ 4.5 billion in 2017 and is likely to be worth US$ 3.7 billion by 2020.


Organic cotton is an agricultural crop that has been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. By cutting out any chemicals for insect control and not using artificial fertilizers in growing these crops, ensures a cleaner product with fewer synthetic residues.

Organic cotton has many advantages in comparison with conventional cotton such as being more environmentally sound because it uses less water than its counterpart; it also reduces CO² emissions through reduced energy consumption for irrigation and pesticide use. This makes organic farming a sustainable solution against climate change thus contributing towards alleviating environmental concerns associated with agriculture production methods that use conventional cotton. In addition, organic farming is less harmful to the soil because it does not use nitrate fertilizers and pesticides which have nitrogen-based compounds that may lead to water pollution in agricultural areas or when these substances are released into rivers during heavy rains.


On the basis of Types, the market is segmented into Medical Grade Organic Cotton, Normal Organic Cotton.


Medical-Grade Organic Cotton:

A medical-grade organic cotton is a group of premium quality, environmentally friendly products produced using methods to minimize the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. It is considered by experts as being an essential component in medical applications because it exhibits excellent absorbency while maintaining its integrity through repeated washings. Additionally, this type of natural fiber does not react negatively with latex or dyes commonly used for rubber gloves and other hospital textiles.


Normal Organic Cotton:

Normal organic cotton is the type of organic cotton that has not been processed or treated with any chemicals, allowing it to retain its natural color and texture. Normal organic cotton is made of natural fibers from plants such as maize, soybeans, or sugarcane. Non-organic crops are sprayed with pesticides and fertilizers that introduce health problems for the farmers who work in these fields; they have lower-priced clothes available because their production process entails fewer steps than those involved in making organic clothing.


On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into medical products, apparel, and others. The medical application segment dominated the market in 2016 as it accounted for 38% of total demand. The other applications are growing at a steady rate due to increased usage of organic cotton in the clothing & textiles sector owing to its high-quality characteristics such as natural breathability, making them perfect for use during hot summer months or humid climates.


Medical Products:

Organic cotton is increasingly being used in medical products. The rising awareness of the health impacts of chemicals, combined with its competitive pricing and availability has led to organic cotton becoming an attractive alternative for manufacturers. In a survey done by Medline Industries in 2012 in collaboration with Cotton Incorporated, 73% of respondents said they believed that using more chemical-free or low-chemical textiles would be better for their patient's health outcomes than garments made from traditional fibers like polyester or nylon; 67% felt it was important to provide patients care only if it adheres to high standards and principles such as eco-friendly textiles; 92% expressed concern about fiber choice and environmental impact on public health; while 89 percent were concerned about the effects certain fabrics can have on the skin.



Organic cotton is a new trend in apparel or just another way to promote sustainability and healthy living through clothes. Organic cotton also has many benefits over chemically treated fabrics such as being more breathable and softer than its counterpart which makes them better suited for medical products such as surgical masks, sanitary pads, diapers, etc., since they can absorb moisture easily without causing any discomfort to wearers; this leads to a healthy environment with minimal incidence of skin irritation due to sensitive tissues coming into contact with harsh chemical residue on synthetic fabric. 

organic fabrics also tend to be softer than non-organic ones because it's grown without pesticides or fertilizers - this means that your skin will have less contact with irritating substances like gluten and chemicals found in synthetic fibers.


On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. In North America, the U.S. organic cotton market is dominant, due to its advanced economy and a growing conscious consumer market for products that are eco-friendly or engineered without harmful chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers.

In the Latin American region, Brazil holds the major share of organic cotton. This region is followed by the Europe & Asia Pacific regions due to their economic growth and high trade activities.

In the Middle East & Africa, Egypt has a major share of the organic cotton market because it mainly produces cotton in this region coupled with its low cost of production.


Growth Factors For The Global Organic Cotton Market:

The major factors driving the growth are the increasing demand for sustainable fashion products in developing economies coupled with the growing need for clothing due to the rising population. 

Organic cotton has been on the rise in recent years, which is largely due to a growing concern for health and environmental issues. Consumers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint by purchasing sustainable products like organic cotton that don't use pesticides or fertilizers - this means they're also protecting themselves from exposure to toxic substances found in synthetic fabrics. Organic fabrics are also softer than non-organic ones because of their lack of contact with chemicals and gluten allergens; making them more comfortable against your skin as well as an environmentally conscious choice! The market currently boasts significant growth prospects thanks to developing economies around the Asia Pacific and Latin America, driving demand upwards (particularly in India) and adding new markets such as China (now the third-largest global producer).

Up Market Research published a new report titled “Organic Cotton Market research report which is segmented by Types (Medical Grade Organic Cotton, Normal Organic Cotton), By Applications (Medical Products, Apparel, Others), By Players/Companies Allenberg, Dunavant Enterprises, Cargill, Olam International, Noble Group, Plexus Cotton, Biraj Trading, Paul Reinhart, Organic Cotton Plus, Plains Cotton Growers Cooperative, Staplcotton Cooperative, Calcot Cotton Cooperative”. 


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Organic Cotton Market Research Report
By Type Medical Grade Organic Cotton, Normal Organic Cotton
By Application Medical Products, Apparel, Others
By Companies Allenberg, Dunavant Enterprises, Cargill, Olam International, Noble Group, Plexus Cotton, Biraj Trading, Paul Reinhart, Organic Cotton Plus, Plains Cotton Growers Cooperative, Staplcotton Cooperative, Calcot Cotton Cooperative
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 228
Number of Tables & Figures 160
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Organic Cotton Industry Outlook

Global Organic Cotton Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Medical Grade Organic Cotton, Normal Organic Cotton and By Application Medical Products, Apparel, Others.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Allenberg
  2. Dunavant Enterprises
  3. Cargill
  4. Olam International
  5. Noble Group
  6. Plexus Cotton
  7. Biraj Trading
  8. Paul Reinhart
  9. Organic Cotton Plus
  10. Plains Cotton Growers Cooperative
  11. Staplcotton Cooperative
  12. Calcot Cotton Cooperative

Organic Cotton Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders:

  • Industry drivers, restraints, and opportunities covered in the study
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  • Competitive landscape & strategies of key players
  • Potential & niche segments and regions exhibiting promising growth covered
  • Historical, current, and projected market size, in terms of value
  • In-depth analysis of the Organic Cotton Market

Overview of the regional outlook of the Organic Cotton Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Organic Cotton Market Overview

Highlights of The Organic Cotton Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Organic Cotton Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Medical Grade Organic Cotton

                2. Normal Organic Cotton

       7. By Application:

                1. Medical Products

                2. Apparel

                3. Others

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Organic Cotton Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Organic Cotton Market Statistics

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  • The competitive landscape comprises share of key players, new developments, and strategies in the last three years.
  • Comprehensive companies offering products, relevant financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies by these players.
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Organic Cotton Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Organic Cotton Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Organic Cotton Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Organic Cotton Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Organic Cotton Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Organic Cotton Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Organic Cotton Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Organic Cotton Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      5.2.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Organic Cotton Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 Medical Products
      6.2.2 Apparel
      6.2.3 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Organic Cotton Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Organic Cotton Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      9.6.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 Medical Products
      9.10.2 Apparel
      9.10.3 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Organic Cotton Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      10.6.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 Medical Products
      10.10.2 Apparel
      10.10.3 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Organic Cotton Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      11.6.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 Medical Products
      11.10.2 Apparel
      11.10.3 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Organic Cotton Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      12.6.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 Medical Products
      12.10.2 Apparel
      12.10.3 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Organic Cotton Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Medical Grade Organic Cotton
      13.6.2 Normal Organic Cotton
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Organic Cotton Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 Medical Products
      13.10.2 Apparel
      13.10.3 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Organic Cotton Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Organic Cotton Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Allenberg
      14.3.2 Dunavant Enterprises
      14.3.3 Cargill
      14.3.4 Olam International
      14.3.5 Noble Group
      14.3.6 Plexus Cotton
      14.3.7 Biraj Trading
      14.3.8 Paul Reinhart
      14.3.9 Organic Cotton Plus
      14.3.10 Plains Cotton Growers Cooperative
      14.3.11 Staplcotton Cooperative
      14.3.12 Calcot Cotton Cooperative
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Organic Cotton market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Medical Grade Organic Cotton
  • Normal Organic Cotton
By Applications
  • Medical Products
  • Apparel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Allenberg
  • Dunavant Enterprises
  • Cargill
  • Olam International
  • Noble Group
  • Plexus Cotton
  • Biraj Trading
  • Paul Reinhart
  • Organic Cotton Plus
  • Plains Cotton Growers Cooperative
  • Staplcotton Cooperative
  • Calcot Cotton Cooperative

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