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DigArticleen-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 08:39:01 GMTThu, 24 Apr 2014 08:39:01 GMTDigNuke.comThe people behind our clothes
The idea that jeans or t-shirts are grown before they are made can seem quite abstract when we're clothes shopping. Yet the impact of our choices will be felt by some of the millions of people around the world who are involved in growing and processing cotton. I was lucky enough to meet some of the people behind our clothes when I spent 16 days in India last November.<br/>
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:51:57 GMTGeorge Thomas697Who grew my jeans?
After nine months in the making, we launched the world's first organic cotton campaign in October, and so far the response has been overwhelming!
When Peter Melchett (Soil Association Policy Director) challenged the textile industry to "Cotton On to Organic" at the Sustainable Textile Conference in Hong Kong, pioneering brands, farmer cooperatives and NGOs told us they were relieved and delighted that the organic movement is speaking out about cotton. It was great to get the campaign off the ground.<br/>
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:12:38 GMTGeorge Thomas623