MORE THAN RESPONSIBLE TEXTILES by Pratibha-Vasudha Jaivik Krishi Kalyan Samiti; FLO ID-4531
Pratibha – Vasudha Jaivik Krishak Kalyan Samiti (VASUDHA) is a registered society of smallholder cotton farmers in India, established in 2006 under Fairtrade certification and is today one of India’s largest Fairtrade organic cotton farmers’ networks. It is promoted by Pratibha Syntex Ltd., which is a vertically integrated, sustainability-oriented manufacturer of knitted textile products. Sustainability is in its core and to have sustainable raw material for its own supply chain, Pratibha established its organic farming project named Vasudha, means mother earth, way back in 1999 with 500 farmers. At present Vasudha Farm Project covers 100,000 acres of area and positively impacts the lives of 25,000 farmers. Currently, about 20,000 tons per year of organic, BCI and Fair-Trade cotton lint is produced under the Project.