Sandhani - Weaving Transformations in Kachchh, India: Key Findings and Analysis
The multiple dimensions of transformation taking place in the livelihoods of the weaver community of Kachchh (Gujarat).
Farm body on mission to boost organic cotton cultivation
Cotton cultivation here is rain-fed. As an established principle, they don’t export any produce.
Kutch’s Wagad or Kala cotton: Back from the (almost) dead
Desi cotton could replace a majority of the area that is currently under American cotton, in light of climate change-related weather vagaries...
Spinning the Right Yarn: Problems in Indian cotton need ecological understanding, not biotechnology
The solution to the dystopic Indian cotton system lies in developing an ecological understanding using Short Staple-High Density cotton as a basis.
A brand new yarn: The return of handloom weaving in Kutch
Of renewed interest in weaving and about its allure in terms of economics, culture, identity, dignity, convenience, social ties, and innovation.
Weaving success through organic cotton
We need to institutionalise the technology and the knowledge to deal with pests and crop diseases without chemicals.
Organic, handspun, handwoven: this muslin from Dindigul doesn’t get any better
What can be better than organic cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed in organic colours?
Organic farmers tap native cotton variety
Organic Farming enthusiasts in Perambalur (Tamil Nadu) are attempting to revive ‘karunganni’
From Crop to Garment: How Sustainable Producers Respect The Cotton Value Chain
Socio-environmental injustices often lead to social movements and activism led by those in the community who are determined to make a change.