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Global Highlights

LDC entered the global cotton business 40 years ago, and has grown to be a world leader in cotton merchandizing, serving all major consumer markets today

LDC: From Field to Fabric

Major Player

We are a leading originator of US, Brazilian and Australian cotton

Active Worldwide

We source cotton from Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, the US and other key producing regions

Leading in Asia

In China and India, our domestic cotton sourcing and sales networks are among the largest of any foreign group

Our Cotton Value Chain

Each of our business lines is integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer

01Originate

01Originate

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

01Originate

01Originate

We share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains

02Process & Refine

02Process & Refine

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed and refined, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers

Our Strengths in Cotton

Through solid business relationships with both suppliers and customers, and a presence in all key producing markets, our Cotton business has steadily built up its volumes and reputation as a responsible cotton supplier.

In addition to our leading positions in the US and China, we are also leaders for domestic and international merchandizing in South America.

Our skill at monitoring and managing supply and demand fundamentals is one of our key competitive advantages.

On call 24/7 around the world for business, we provide timely delivery programs for spinning mills across the globe, made possible through strategic relationships with producers and a global network of trading offices and logistic assets.

Committed to Sustainability

From sourcing certified cotton to promoting best practice within and beyond our value chain, we work proactively toward increasingly sustainable operations and supply chains, both as LDC and in collaboration with partner organizations such as the Better Cotton Initiative.