When starting Monsoon Blooms we embarked on a fairly substantial learning quest to find out as much as we could about organic cotton farming, natural plant dyeing and ethical manufacturing - specifically in the context of India.
We think it’s a pretty intriguing topic, and given most of us are consumers of dyed cotton, one that is worth knowing about. Below you will find the resources we found helpful, as well as a few generally inspiring companies that can help you make positive purchase decisions beyond our underwear and basics.
FAIRTRADE / ETHICAL MANUFACTURING / WAGES IN INDIA
Problems and Prospects of Cotton in Different Zones in India. N. Gopalakrishnan, S. Manickam and A. H. Prakash Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore - http://www.cicr.org.in/pdf/ELS/general3.pdf