Khameer Craft Research Centre
KHAMIR, Behind BMCB Social City, At Lakhond Crossroad - Kukma Raod, Post village Kukma, Ta. Bhuj, Dist. Kachchh, Gujarat, India
"Kala cotton is indigenous to Kachchh and organic, as the farmers do not use any pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It is a purely rain fed crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests, and requires minimal investment. It is resilient and resurgent in the face of difficult land conditions. It forms a strong, coarse, stretchable fiber that is often used in denim. As it is difficult to produce fine quality textiles with it, as its short staple length translates to fewer twists per inch of yarn, over time its use has diminished significantly in mainstream markets."