Sarah Compson


Sarah Compson is International Development Manager at the Soil Association, heading the charity’s standards, policy and campaigning work on textiles and the fashion industry. Working across the spectrum of consumers, businesses and policy makers, Sarah works to develop best practice and find innovative solutions to the key challenges facing the organic sector in the UK and globally. She is also a member of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) standards committee and sits on the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Cotton Challenge. Sarah is also Chair of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements EU (IFOAM EU) Interest Group on Organic Processors and Traders. In 2019, she co-authored the Soil Association’s policy report ‘Thirsty for fashion? How organic cotton delivers in a water-stressed world’. 

About The Soil Association

The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by farmers, scientists, doctors and nutritionists to promote the connection between the health of the soil, food, animals, people and the environment. Today the Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming, fashion and land use. Soil Association Certification, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, certifies over 70% of all organic products sold in the UK. Certifying organic food and farming since 1973, and more recently, organic textiles, health and beauty products.