Handlooms.com takes great pleasure in announcing the release of its 1st online and offline B2B saree and salwar suits directory. It connects the small manufacturer, weavers, textile printers and traders directly to the multi national buyers online. Several of our registered members has procured new business orders both locally and internationally.
India is No. 1 in production of cotton. Since last
few years BT cotton has been introduced in our country simultaneously we have
witnessed a steep rise in the number of suicides among our farmers especially
The new technology refers to plants that have been genetically modified to render sterile seeds at harvest - it is also called Genetic Use Restriction Technology or GURTS. Terminator technology was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the United States government to prevent farmers from saving and re-planting harvested seed.
"In our culture we don't buy seeds. We save them. But now somebody is trying to bring agricultural slavery for us."
In contrast to this www.handlooms.com
has initiated a campaign to bring awareness about the vast scope of organic
cotton, its demand, profitability, eco friendly nature and a ray of great hope
to our country.
The demand and supply of organic cotton has grown
dramatically in the last decade. According to Organic exchange October 2008
report shows that the amount of organic cotton grown world wide in 2007/08
increased to 145,872 metric tons (MT) or 668,581 bales, a 152% increase in
2006/07. Organic cotton now represents 0.55% of total global cotton production,
a staggering increase
The consumers all over the world are increasingly
becoming environment and health conscious. Developing concern for protecting
ecology and preventing global warming, especially in the western countries.
Nike moved ever closer to its goal of including 5% organic cotton in all its
cotton containing apparel by 2010 and expanding its offering of 100% organic
Nordstrom launched its use of organic cotton in 2007, quadrupling its use by
the end of 2008
Pottery Barn launched several lines of 100% organic cotton bedding. More than
half of their bedding contained 5% organic cotton by summer 2008
Timberland has more than 5% of its overall cotton purchases and 100% of its
promotional t-shirts to organic cotton and has committed to increase its
organic consumption to a minimum of 10% by 2010
A number of new players are introducing organic cotton products including
brands like Reebok, C&A, Hennes & Maurtiz, Target and Next
The conventional cotton crop occupies 3% of the
world's cultivated areas where as it consumes approximately 25% of the worlds
total pesticide and 10% of the insecticides. But the fact is of which
only 01 - 5% of pesticides used actually reach their original targets, thus
deadly pesticide residues are found in water, on earth and in
almost all animal species and human population trough out the world. It shows
that one field of cotton has to be treated until 25 times of harvest to nullify
the effect of pesticides in soil.
With a production of 73,702 (MT) (2008/09) INDIA
stands as the largest producer of organic cotton in the world, but the demand
is unending, hence a great prospect.
Our country has a natural resource to prevent the
insects and pests from the common cow dung and cow urine which has proved to
the one of the best insecticide and pesticide.
By rotating crops the soil fertility could be retained. Thus the cost of
production for organic cotton is comparatively much less than BT cotton or
conventional cotton where as the demand and the profits are very high.
But the real problem lies in poor awareness of it
as the market and the major buyers of it are only international. So to support
our farmers and weavers handlooms.com has launched this campaign and all the
necessary information's are provided without any cost online.