ONVERTING CONVENTIONAL FARMERS TO ORGANIC COTTON TO PROTECT TIGERS
Tiger Cotton® has been 5 years on the way. Now it’s finally here! To protect the biodiversity, people and planet Tiger Cotton® works to convert conventional cotton farming to organic. High quality label free basic wear made by 100% organic in conversion cotton and certified EU Ecolabel, SA8000, GOTS In Conversion and Oeko-Tex.
WHAT HAS COTTON GOT TO
DO WITH TIGERS?
The first Tiger Cotton® farmers lived and worked side by side with the great Bengal Tiger in Madhya Pradesh, India. Tiger Cotton® is named after them and the tiger is a symbol of all the biodiversity and wildlife that regenerate when a conventional farmer converts into organic.
It started out as a pilot project in collaboration with WWF India and has now grown into a full scale product-line converting farmers all over India.
Above you can see a map of of our first project. In between the two reserves live tens of thousands of small cotton farmers. When the tiger wander from one nature reserve to the other the cotton fields function as an important tiger corridor. Without the toxic impact of pesticides in cotton farming the tiger, the wildlife, and the farmer can thrive.
By creating a healthy corridor where the tigers can walk between reserves, organic farmers are playing a key role in the conservation of this imposing species.
4.000 FARMERS CONVERTED!
In Madhya Pradesh, Tiger Cotton has now helped 4000 cotton farmers convert into certified organic.