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Make Cotton Sustainable is an independent platform of engagement for the community of organic and sustainable cotton growers, sourcers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, brands and customers. The blog follows the journey of cotton grown, processed and traded in the framework of sustainable land, livelihoods and production and manufacturing techniques, leading up to a fair value for the farmer from the eventual customer.
Cotton forms 40 percent of the total global textile industry and is the dominant material in all textile productions. While India is the second largest producer of cotton and has 26 percent of the worlds total area under cotton cultivation, the yield per hectare is the lowest against the worlds average. One of the primary reasons for low yields is the degree of fertilizer usage in cotton cultivation.
Currently, four million Indian families struggle to make ends meet through conventional smallholder cotton farming. The high input of pesticides and fertilizers has led to a spiral of debt, suicides and long-term health problems. Make Cotton Sustainable will seek to connect the worlds of growers, processors, manufacturers, designers, brands and customers in a manner where people, companies and organizations with common interests are able to common together and share information, insight, knowledge and progress as well as get to know each others capabilities and competencies.

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