Providing cotton sacks to reduce the contamination level and increase the quality of organic cotton

Objective

In India raw cotton is often contaminated with other fibres, plastic particles, dust and stones. This contamination poses a major problem during further processing and impairs the quality of the end product. A simple solution has been devised: smallholders who farm organically receive high-quality reusable cotton sacks in which the harvest stays ‘clean’.

Short description

Chetna organic cotton farmers receive four cotton sacks per family. The harvest is stored and transported correctly in these sacks. This reduces the level of contamination of the cotton harvest; the quality of the raw cotton is classed as high. The competitiveness of the organic cotton farmers is correspondingly improved. The robust sacks can be used for years. The quality of the cotton and the end products is sustainably improved.

A total of 3,200 families are to be provided with sacks.

Achievements

So far 1,000 cotton sacks are sponsored and are due to be delivered the cotton famers of the Chetna ciooperative in September/October 2017. The new cotton harvest can be stored in the sacks and is safe against pollution.

Title:
Providing cotton sacks to reduce the contamination level and increase the quality of organic cotton

Country / Region:
India / Adilabad

Project running time:
2017 – ongoing

Project partners:
Dibella b.v., GoodTextiles Stiftung, Chetna Head Office Hyderabad

Contact:
Herr Ralf Hellmann
info@goodtextiles.org
+31-(0)-543 490015

Website

Chetna organic cotton farmers
© Dibella

Chetna organic cotton farmers
© Dibella

As of: March 2018