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.

Malkha: The Freedom Fabric

Malkha is rooted in scaling up sustainable, ecologically friendly formats of processing cotton and yarn and seeks the ultimate goal of linking prod...

Weaving a revolution, one piece at a time

The malkha process explores an alternative to the present situation where both farmers and weavers are dependent on spinning mills, a way in which ...

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