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Child Labour

CHILD LABOUR “Every child has the right to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, or that is likely to harm the child’s health, physical, mental, spiritual, moral...

History of Cotton

A BRIEF HISTORY OF COTTON Scientists are divided as to how old cotton is. No one is quite sure where the cotton we use today originated from. Plants of different species similar to modern cotton plants were domesticated in India and Central and South America thousands...

Conventional Cotton: Pesticides

CONVENTIONAL COTTON: PESTICIDES There can be no better argument in favour of producing organic cotton than the fact that it does not use pesticides and insecticides. One of the most alarming features of the production process of conventional cotton growing is that the...

Cotton and the Industrial Revolution

Cotton and the Industrial Revolution Below is a short blog, that attempts to portray the inhuman conditions that existed in cotton weaving factories in the English Midlands in the time of the so called, “Industrial Revolution”. The images shown are but a minute number...

Cotton Ginning

PREPARING THE SOIL, GROWING THE COTTON, HARVESTING THE COTTON, WHAT COMES NEXT IN THE COTTON FABRIC STORY GINNING IS THE NEXT STEP IN THE TEXTILE PROCESS, AFTER THE COTTON HAS BEEN PICKED. WHAT IS GINNING IN REGARDS TO COTTON? The cotton picked up from the plants has...

Cotton Water Usage

COTTON: THE THIRSTY CROP Muslin is a soft, fine cotton fabric with a plain weave. In plain weave cloth, the warp and weft threads cross at right angles, aligned so they form a simple criss-cross. Plain weave is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile...

Fair Trade

Fair Trade Ethical consumerism, is one of the main pillars of the Fair Trade movement, it is a type of consumer spending based on the concept of letting your dollar spending vote for you. It is achieved through the buying of ethically-made products that support small...

GMO or Genetically Modified Organism (Bt Cotton).

GMO OR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (Bt Cotton). There can be no real discussion alluding to cotton growing and the production of it without a basic knowledge of Genetically Modified Cotton (GMO) seed and this seeds’ effect on all aspects of cotton growing in India....

Noyyal River Water Pollution

NOYYAL RIVER TIRUPUR TAMIL NADU INDIA Polluted Noyyal river in Tamil Nadu is an ecological disaster. A disaster that is being mirrored in too many parts of the world. “natural dyes are challenging to mass –produce.” Kathy Hattori (Botanical Colors). This is a...

Sad Plight of the Average Small Scale Indian Farmer.

A BRIEF REVIEW ON THE SAD PLIGHT OF THE AVERAGE SMALL SCALE INDIAN FARMER. This BLOG is a basic compilation of the various negative situations that the average small acreage Indian farmers face on a daily basis. Why write about such things? We write about these unjust...

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