'Sutti Kapda' (cotton fabric) symbolized a simple and modest way of life, epitome of civil non-corporation during the freedom struggle in colonial India is now struggling with its new identity in 21st century. The question arises what it truly represents in modern times. Although cotton is the world’s oldest commercial crop and one of the most important fiber crops in the global textile industry, it fails to focus on the entire supply chain to ensure safe working environment and a living income for the farmers. Less than 10% of the money paid for clothes ends up in the hands of the makers. Farmers are often left invisible, neglected and poor at the end of a long and complex supply chain.