Organic cotton is grown without using pesticides from seeds that are not genetically modified. The methodologies used to grow organic cotton use beneficial habitat planning to protect the groundwater quality, reduce pests and prevent the diseases that arise when ecosystems are artificially manipulated. By eliminating the use of toxic chemicals regularly used for manufacturing conventional cotton, organic cotton crops yield higher organic matter, thicker topsoil, reduce modulus rupture and the soil erosion that results from it.
We offer products in three kinds of organic cotton textiles:
ORGANIC HANDLOOM KALA COTTON - FROM ABDASA, KUTCH An original indigenous strain of organic old world cotton from the Abdasa, Kutch region, this local variety is ecologically sustainable. Purely rain-fed, it thrives in arid conditions with a low water requirement. Due to its natural short staple length this variety wasn't integrated with industrial textile machinery in the 70s which resulted in its diminished use effecting the farming & soil eco-systems of the region.
A renewed awareness in customer patterns and the effects of climate change has provided impetus to local organizations to find value in this crop again. By utilizing traditional handloom systems this old-world crop now enables many organic farmers, ginners, spinners, natural-dyers, and weavers to come together and transform the soil, its eco-system, and a gloriously tenacious raw material into beautiful organic textile.
ORGANIC COTTON DOUBLE-GAUZE - FROM AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT Sourced at origin in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, long-staple organic cotton is ginned and spun in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. It then travels then to Ahmedabad to be woven and dyed using herbal or Global Organic Textile Standard certified dyeing.
ORGANIC RING-SPUN COTTON TEE - GROWN & STITCHED IN MEXICO / PRINTED IN USA Used to make our T Shirts, our ring-spun cotton is 100% certified organic and grown and harvested in Mexico maintaining soil integrity without the use of any fertilizers or pesticides.
Up to 100% profits from the sale of items below donated to local, community-powered funds and relief initiatives.