A Sustainable Social Enterprise
Besides high-quality cotton, Appachi has always been known for our commitment to the people we work with, and the environment in which we work.
Appachi has been promoting Eco-logic Cotton Contract Farming in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka since 2005.Over 750 hectares of land bordering the fringes of forest reserve, 1200 small holder farmers, households, 100s of tailors and handloom weavers have benefited through the project. The journey connects farmers, ginners, spinners, artisans, the textile value chain and finally the consumers. Nachiar Vidyalayam, a holistic school run by Appachi, educates around 850 rural children providing quality education as a CSR activity.
Appachi's value chain stretches from Kabini in Karnataka to Pollachi in Tamilnadu. Both are integral parts of the UNESCO-recognized world heritage site. The area is one of the richest bio-diversity hot spots on the Earth. We strictly adhere to our ethical sourcing by promoting environmentally sustainable Eco-Logic cotton contract farming and adapting to ethical value addition processes in the region. The growing popularity of our initiative is encouraging more number of farmers to join our project year on year.
Appachi is a unique Farm to Fashion, Inclusive growth-oriented Social Enterprise. Its Pioneering efforts in cotton contract farming, contamination free ginning of exclusive fibers and weaving of exquisite cotton fabrics. This has attracted the attention of many quality discerning cotton consumers right from the Spinning Mills to the top international Fashion houses. The resulting economic growth within the company, in turn, strengthens our resolve to create the Social and Environmental impact in our own value chain.
Over the coming years, Appachi is committed to maintaining and strengthening its status as one of India's leading Social Enterprises, which not only has Farm to Fashion story but is also inherently sustainable.