Organic and Fairtrade cotton yarn is knitted to make fabric.
Hundreds of yarns (threads) are then pulled into these knitting machines to knit fabric as we know it. Seeing 30 of these machines knitting different colours at once is quite the visual treat.
The yarn (threads) are put into loops (stitches) which are then linked together by the use of needles.
Both knitting units we use are GOTS and FLO certified – the highest certifications in the industry.
Started in 1992
Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills
Started in 1934
Each employee is represented by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and the factories provides many benefits for their staff, such as transport to and from the factory each day, a subsidised canteen, pensions, medical benefits and funding for their children’s education.
We met with Rajat Jaipuria, who started RCM factory to work specifically with organic and Fairtrade cotton textiles, which is awesome.