NEW YORK – Up to four fifths of Indian-grown organic cotton is actually conventional – this is the sensational claim of Crispin Argento, former executive director of the Organic Cotton Accelerator. Argento, founder and managing director of The Sourcery, made the claim in an interview with the New York Times.
In a bombshell article which could have far-reaching ramifications for fashion brands using Indian organic cotton, several industry insiders claimed organic cotton certification fraud is rife in India.
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