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Chetna Growers Association

The Ministry of Tomorrow sources all of our cotton from Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills (RCM) Based in Kolkata, India. RCM, supports Fair Trade as validated and certified by FTO, but more importantly, bearing witness to their commitment, there is:

  • financial and economical support of small organic farmers
  • fair labor practices within the GOTS certified production chain
  • SA8000 certified social standards
Chetna Organic is working with small and marginal farmers towards improving their livelihood options and making farming a sustainable and profitable occupation. The farmers included in the project are from the rainfed regions of Maharashtra, Odessa and Andhra Pradesh covering around 35000 acres. From 234 farmer members in 2004 to around 15,300 in 2012, Chetna's strength has been collective action and the fair supply chain. The positive results of the Chetna Organic & Fair Trade Cotton project can be witnessed in the stabilized socio-economic conditions of this group of smallholder farmers. 

RCM AND THE CHETNA PROJECT

RCM sources cotton from Chetna and has been involved in the project since its inception in 2004. RCM now purchases a large portion of Chetna's Fair Trade and organic cotton for production and distribution to International markets. 
for more information on the Chetna Organic project: http://www.chetnaorganic.org.in