June 29, 2023


The first organic, traceable regenerative cotton.

Albini Group and cotton: a love story almost 150 years long, in full respect of the environment and the ecosystem.

As early as 2020, the Albini Group’s first organic and scientifically traceable BIOFUSION® cotton is grown with  organic production systems  and techniques that have a low impact on the environment.

To be defined as organic, a cotton must:

  • come from  plantations where the soil has produced exclusively organic products for the previous three years
  • the seed must be “GMO free”
  • fertilizers, insecticides and chemical pesticides must not be used
  • the defoliation must be natural.

The cultivation methods of BIOFUSION®  cotton fully comply with all these requirements. In addition, BIOFUSION® cotton is scientifically traceable through forensic science: another guarantee of origin, quality and ethical and sustainable production.

Do better, with less. The Albini Group presents REGENERATIVE BIOFUSION®, the first organic, traceable and regenerative cotton, grown in California together with partner Bowles Farming.

The first harvest gave rise to 872 bales of Supima cotton – a variety of extra-long fibre cotton – organic and regenerative, corresponding to about 135,000 kg of yarn, which will be partly woven in Albini Group’s plants in Italy and the Czech Republic.

Ensuring the lowest possible environmental impact and at the same time regenerating the fertility of the soil, to protect and enrich natural resources: a new challenge for the Albini Group and a goal achievable thanks to regenerative agriculture, which aims to rationalise resources. This means nourishing plants properly, without impoverishing the soil but rather regenerating it, reducing emissions and the impact on biodiversity, in no way affecting the typical process of nature and ecosystems.

Regenerative agriculture makes use of techniques that were well known to ancient generations, some of which are also used in organic farming. In fact, it combines good practices of the past – such as crop rotation, reduced tilling of soil, soil covering, waste reduction, resource reuse, intercropping and the integration of multi-species grazing – with modern scientific knowledge, such as satellite images, use of drones and forecasting models.

Regenagri certification is applied to measure the positive impact of regenerative cultivation practices on the environment and its continuous improvement. The Regenagri Content Standard is applied to the supply chain to verify that a product contains the exact amount of regenerative cotton.

Today, Albini is writing a new chapter in the history of cotton, in the name of sustainability.