Sustainable Cotton Operations

In Uganda, Plexus operates two cotton companies within the structure of the Fine Spinners Joint Venture: North Bukedi Cotton Company (NBCC) in Mbale, & Western Uganda Cotton Company (WUCC) in Kasese.

Plexus and its partners have been active in Ugandan cotton production for over a decade. Working initially as part of COMPACI (the Competitive African Cotton Initiative) we implemented the country's first Cotton Made In Africa-verified production at WUCC in Kasese. This cotton is consumed in our joint venture mill Fine Spinners Uganda Limited ("FSUL") in Kampala.

Read the latest Sustainability Report from WUCC.

Sustainable Textile Production

Fine Spinners Uganda Limited is a 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 East.

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, development agency backing and retailer/brand relationships, all linked up with partners from the textile & garment industry to complete the value chain.

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 a model for Plexus' value-adding investment in sub-Saharan Africa.