Move over white, now Gujarat is growing coloured cotton

Move over white, now Gujarat is growing coloured cotton
Move over white, now Gujarat is growing coloured cotton

Thinking of cotton brings to mind images of white, fluffy bolls of fibre which are used to make the clothes that we wear. But some women farmers of Gujarat associated with Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) are set to change this traditional image of cotton.

Around 50 women in three villages situated in Surendranagar, Mehsana and Vadodara districts, respectively, are growing brown cotton in nearly 4.5 bighas of land. These women are more specifically associated with Sewa’s trade felicitation centre (STFC) which has plans of growing blue and green cotton as well. The garments spun from coloured cotton will also be sold under Sewa’s Hansiba brand…..

Source: DNA India »

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