This farmer schooled top-notch fashion designers at the Lakme fashion week
Ankush Patil, an organic farmer, who lives in Jobani village in Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh, was invited to the Lakme fashion week where he explained the benefits of organic cotton to renowned fashion designers
गाँव कनेक्शन 24 Sep 2019 11:28 AM GMT
Pushpendra Vaidya, Community journalist
It is not easy for commoners to be a part of events where well-known celebrities and models usually gather. But a farmer living in a small village in Madhya Pradesh landed up at the prestigious Lakme fashion week event in Mumbai, thanks to his knowledge about organic cotton.
Ankush Patil, an organic farmer, who lives in Jobani in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh took part in Lakme fashion week and explained the benefits of organic cotton to the renowned fashion designers.
After completing his masters in professional studies, Ankush decided to practice organic farming instead of taking up a job. It has been three years that he is practicing cotton farming.
Gaon Connection met Ankush to know about his first-time experience at the fashion event. He said, "I went to Mumbai for the first time. I never thought that I could ever attend a show as grand as the Lakme fashion week. When I reached there, I explained the benefits of clothes made from organic cotton to renowned fashion designers."
When asked what makes organic cotton different from synthesized cotton, he said: "There's hardly any difference between clothes made from organic cotton and regular cotton. But clothes made from organic cotton are not allergy-prone and prevent skin-related diseases."
Ankush Patil believes that chemically- synthesized cotton made clothes causes itchy skin or erythema, which directly affects people's health.