Sustainable Cotton Operations
In Uganda, Plexus operates two cotton companies within the structure of the Fine Spinners JV partnership: North Bukedi Cotton Company (NBCC) in Mbale in the Eastern production area, & Western Uganda Cotton Company (WUCC) in Kasese in the West.
Plexus and its partners have been active in Ugandan cotton production for over a decade. Working as part of COMPACI we have implemented the country's first CMIA-verified production through WUCC in Kasese, and this cotton will be consumed in our Joint Venture mill Fine Spinners in Kampala.
Sustainable Textile Production
Fine Spinners Uganda Limited ("FSUL") is our joint venture operation with Bedi Investments Limited and Nakuru Fibres, Limited, both of Kenya. It combines a new textile mill (located on a renovated, prime, 18 hectare site in Kampala,) with gins in Kasese in the West and Mbale in the North.
It is the region's first vertically integrated sustainable cotton textile & garment operation.
FSUL was created to supply the increasing demand from Western markets for sustainably produced garments whilst promoting economic development, by building value-adding industry.
Plexus brings cotton production expertise, sustainability credentials and development agency backing. Our partners bring decades of textile & garment industry expertise and global retailer/brand relationships.
The FSUL operation:
- eliminates the waste and cost of transporting component materials between manufacturing sites across the globe,
- benefits from export incentives including AGOA
- is intended as a model for Plexus' future value-adding investment in sub-Saharan Africa.