ORGANIC HANDLOOM KALA COTTON An original indigenous strain of organic old-world cotton from theAbdasa, Kutchregion, 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 affecting the farming & soil eco-systems of the region.
A renewed awareness of customer patterns and the effects of climate change has provided an impetus to find value in this crop again. By utilizing traditional handloom systems, this old-world crop enables many organic farmers, ginners, spinners, natural-dyers, and weavers to come together and transform the soil, its eco-system, and this gloriously tenacious raw material into beautiful organic textile.