Do U Speak Green?

Authentic Eco-Fashion from India


April 2012

Pam Grier & Sofia Hayat Speak Green – Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is always a huge deal to us as it’s our one chance to communicate with people that care for the environment in a big way. We do this job day in and day out but most people don’t realize this. Until now… as legendary Hollywood screen actress Pam Grier and model, actress, singer and writer Sofia Hayat showed their full support for our cause. A huge deal to us coming from established and well respected individuals such as them.

Check out the convo pieces below. Follow us on Twitter.

The lovely Sofia responds to our question.


BT Cotton Scam Causes Farmer Suicides

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Dream Crop or a Yarn?


The Hindustan Times reports: India’s Bt cotton dream is going terribly wrong. For the first time, farmer suicides, including those in 2011-12, have been linked to the declining performance of the much hyped genetically modified (GM) variety adopted by 90% of the country’s cotton-growers since being allowed a decade ago.

Policymakers have hailed Bt cotton as a success story but a January 9 internal advisory, a copy of which is with HT, sent out to cotton-growing states by the agriculture ministry presents a grim scenario.

“Cotton farmers are in a deep crisis since shifting to Bt cotton. The spate of farmer suicides in 2011-12 has been particularly severe among Bt cotton farmers,” says the advisory.

As organic cotton becomes the center of attention worldwide, it becomes more and more difficult to assess the products as they are available in the real world. Who is to blame for these deaths? Did the providers of BT cotton already know that they were selling a sham and scam or was the problem genuine? Though the government, private sector and many others had their hands in the decision and policymaking, why is it that we always forget the person who is affected directly? The farmer.

Organic cotton removes the doubts and troubles caused by the high price of pesticides and government forced laws. In order to truly win in the financial and commercial sectors, more consumers will need to become aware of the cotton they are purchasing and know the price (maybe even of blood) that has been paid to wear a simple thing as a t-shirt.

As an organization that has always promoted organic, sustainable farming practices, it is our duty to inform you that pesticides are bad for the environment, animals, humans and also for the individuals who are forced to purchase them to meet some requirements.

That is why, it is necessary for organic cotton to flourish and that change can only happen with you, greenies.

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