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When it comes to our clothes, cotton is the most used natural fibre in the fashion industry. We tend not to think about the fact that at least 40% of our wardrobes – from tee-shirts to jeans – begins life being grown by a farmer, in a field, somewhere in the world. Cotton growing and garment production typically takes place…
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Cotton is the most used natural fibre in the textile industry but we don’t tend to make the connection that many of the clothes in our wardrobes began life by being grown in a field, by a farmer, somewhere in the world. A huge proportion of clothing production depends on cotton farmers. But, their welfare, health, communities and land are…
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200 cotton farmers in Ethiopia are the first EVER in the country to gain organic certification! This TRAID funded project launched in 2013 with 90 farmers, and today is flourishing with over 2,000 farmers taking part. It's a hugely significant moment for farmers who want to grow pesticide-free cotton in Ethiopia, and the project, supported by Pesticide Action Network and…
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