31 Aug '12, 8pm

Thanks @ecouterre Japanese help Indian cotton farmers grow organic: You heard it here from #FashionObserved

Almost 30,000 low-income farmers in India are switching from conventional to organic cotton, thanks to a commitment made by two Japanese companies to Business Call to Action , a global initiative to “accelerate progress” towards the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals through the development of sustainable business models. Itochu , a general trading company based in Toyko, and Kurkku , a firm that traffics in sustainably sourced food and apparel, pledged on Tuesday to expand their Pre Organic Cotton Programme , which guarantees a higher price for organically grown but pre-certified cotton.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/japanese-firms-help-30000-cotton...

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