The Country Cloth Communities Development Initiative supports cotton farmers of Sierra Leone and promotes organic cotton production by collaborating with communities for their weaving project. They also support sustainable forest management in obtaining natural dyes. The demand for cotton has led to scarcity in Sierra Leone. Only a committed business partner who offers long-term financial security over short-term gain can provide the incentives for sustainable farming of cotton and forest management.The weaving communities produce traditional country cloth using looms only local to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The cloth is made from organically-farmed cotton and spun into yarn which is then dyed with local plant dyes. Their commitment to art and design means that all kinds of natural dyes are used to produce beautiful pieces of cloth for community-based products. Their style of weaving is very unique. The Country Cloth Communities Development Initiative is committed to only using cotton to make thick cloth for homeware blankets; light linen cloths for dresses or trousers; and medium weight cloth for traditional pieces for the local community. They also produce matching products in unique style for wedding gift sets, coordinating colours and monogramming to create traditional pieces. The more traditional products are called bogolan pieces which depict the mende art from over 1000 symbols which all hold different meanings. In Sierra Leone, cloth has always been a very valued commodity, given as gifts or as part of a dowry. The process in making the traditional cloth is very labor intensive. Cotton is grown and harvested at the end of the dry season, along with the rice harvest. Once picked from its pod, the cotton is made into thread and then dyed using indigo or kola nut (brown) or left its natural color, which is a light tan. The process by which the cotton is made into thread and dyed is traditionally considered a woman’s responsibility. After the thread is ready, it is handed over to weavers (male’s domain) who then set up their simple tripod looms. In the past, this often took several days to set up. In rural areas, the patterns were most commonly simple stripes of blue and tan. Sometimes, the patterns would be more complicated, with complex patterns of geometric designs.