India has a population of 1.33 billion people.
The origins of cotton production and use go back to ancient times. The first evidence of cotton use was found in India and Pakistan, and dates from about 6,000 BC.
It was only in the 1st century AD, when Arab traders brought their cotton products to Italy and Spain, that the fiber was introduced in Europe. During the late medieval time, cotton also became known in northern Europe.
India is a land of diversity in all manners. From culture, economy, to even the landscape of India - diverse elements, all on one landmass. The wide range of physical features of India makes the country a fascinating destination. In fact, India has every possible landscape found on earth. From cold mountains, arid deserts, vast plains, hot and humid plateaus, wide sea shores to tropical islands - the physical features of India cover every terrain.
CARE BY ME works with a 3rd Generation family business in India. The great grandfather started with 3 handlooms and 4 technicians, which has handled job orders for domestic supply since 1972. Today, the factory is both GOTS and Fairtrade certified. They also have a very impressive program encouraging workers by rewarding those whose children do well in school – they actually receive a bonus for this.