MÜNSTER – Fraud in organic cotton is an old problem. Now TailorLux, a German company, think they have a solution and are taking it to the field in India. Simon Ferrigno reports.
Tailorlux's IntegriTEX system uses 'inorganic security pigments' (colour particles) as markers in fibres and textiles, which can be identified using light pens. These are used to fight counterfeiting and as proof of origin (including in Pima and Egyptian cotton), but following a visit to the Chetna organic/Fairtrade cotton project, founder Alex Deitermann wants to stop the fraud that has blighted organic cotton in India, according to an article in Germany's SudDeutsche Zeitung.