The 'Kala' in Kala cotton, which means 'black' in many Indian languages, actually refers to the empty boll after extraction of the cotton fibre. Indigenous to Kachchh, this desi cotton crop is completely rain-fed and grown organically. The crop's resilience and resurgence to withstand harsh weather conditions, helps it form a coarse, stretchable fiber that makes it an all-time favourite fabric to be used in denims and other wearables. Once a significant part of India's cotton started getting exported to Britain, its use slowly and steadily disappeared. Today, after years of experimentation and perfecting both spinning and weaving techniques, Khamir is helping Kala Cotton create a new identity for itself in the market. Since 2010, as part of its Kala Cotton initiative, Khamir has been producing sustainable, modern-day handcrafted goods and encouraging sustainable cotton textile production in harmony with Kachchh's local ecology.