Thursday, November 15, 2012

"The Cotton Film : Dirty White Gold"

Cotton is my favorite choice of fabric. It's soft and breathable. It doesn't irritate the skin, and it's easy to wear. The majority of summer garments in my closet are made of cotton as well as my blue jeans and socks. Where does all the cotton in my closet come from? Most likely from all of the three largest producers in the world, China, India, and The US.

India has a rich history of making cotton that dates back thousands of years. "Indian Cotton History" is a short article written by Connie Krochmal, an award winning author. 

"Dirty White Gold" is a documentary by Leah Borromeo, journalist and filmmaker. The story is about the dark side of cotton farming in today's India.

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