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ORGANIC COTTON: Thorny issues stifle growth
India is still miles away from tapping the full potential of organic cotton despite a major global share of 56 per cent and a promise of 20 per cent higher return for farmers from this white gold. An ITJ Exclusive portrays the problems and prospects.
Organic textiles: Blessings for the Future!
The demand of organic textiles in India is much less and has not yet reached the peak for Indian entrepreneurs to jump into organic manufacturing, says Avinash Mayekar.
Purecotz Eco Lifestyle: A success story
After working in industrial sector for a few years, Amit Narke, an electronics engineer, rather decided to associate with an electrifying movement called ‘organic cotton farming’ and 100 per cent organic cotton garment manufacturing.
More consumer awareness is required
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s leading standard for processing of organic textiles. Sumit Gupta, India Head, GOTS, traces the growth of GOTS in India since its inception.
Applied DNA system for US gin
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc has announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified US organic cotton gin utilising Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, etc.
Pratibha Syntex to focus on value addition
Afair number of Indian companies are today showing the way, none more so than Pratibha Syntex, which started its organic and sustainable manufacturing. Pratibha Syntex is a leading manufacturer and exporter of knitted garments and speciality yarns, and engages in organic cotton farming, manufacture of cotton, organic cotton, fair trade cotton, etc.
Texaura: The new face of organic bedding
TEXAURA is a GOTS-certified 100 per cent organic cotton bedding range, which is luxurious and sustainable. Texaura is derived from two words- ‘Tex’ from Textiles and ‘Aura’, the combination of which is ‘Texaura’.
Organic cotton meet in Germany
Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT), which held the 2015 Organic Cotton Round Table in Mumbai, will hold this year’s event in Germany.