A more sustainable supply chain with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) - join us!

Dibella implements Cotton made in Africa cotton in the mass balance system in its supply chain and thus promotes socially and ecologically sustainable cotton production in Africa. By purchasing the corresponding Dibella products, you are also supporting the initiative to improve the living conditions of African smallholders and their families and to protect the environment.


The advantages of CmiA:

  • Up to 13% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to the global average
  • No artificial irrigation (= high savings of drinking water)
  • No genetically modified seeds
  • Support for small farmers by improving their living and working conditions
  • Traceability system
  • No higher prices for raw materials

What is the CmiA mass balance system?

At the spinning mill level, CmiA cotton may be blended with cotton of other origins. Quantity control is carried out via a tracking system that ensures that the quantity of CmiA cotton purchased corresponds to the quantity of CmiA-labelled yarn. CmiA yarn in the mass balance system may contain:

  1. exclusively CmiA-verified cotton; or
  2. a mixture of CmiA-verified cotton and cotton of other origins; or
  3. no CmiA-verified cotton at all;


Communication opportunities:

Do good and talk about it! Convince your customers of your sustainable textiles. On request, we will be happy to provide you with communication templates harmonised with Cotton made in Africa, which may be used by arrangement.

On the product:

  • A CmiA "Supporting" label can be sewn into the products on request.


About Cotton made in Africa

Cotton made in Africa is one of the world's leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. The aim is to help small farmers in Africa to help themselves through trade instead of donations, to improve their living and working conditions and to promote the protection of our environment.

Dibella has more than doubled the use of CmiA cotton from 300,000kg in 2023 to 750,000kg in 2024. We have set ourselves the goal of increasing this amount every year.


More information at cottonmadeinafrica.org/en/massbalance.

Dibella and Dibella products are certified ... (For the product-specific assignment, please refer to the product descriptions.)

GOTS - Global organic textile standard
Organic blended content standard
Fairtrad Max Havelaar Cotton
Cotton made in Africa

An initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation

Green Button
OEKO-Tex Standard 100
OEKO-TEX Confidence in textiles - made in green
Tencel - feels so right

We supply products
with the EU-Ecolabel

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
Dibella - longlife textiles

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