Napoleon and Josephine craved it.
The English and the Romans tried to ban it.
In France, it was almost an illicit pleasure.
This wonder material has for centuries caught the world's imagination for its brilliant colours,
wearability and quality - in fact, the craze for wearing cotton fabrics from India so threatened
local weaving industries in Europe during the 17th century that it even carried a death penalty!
Centuries after that tribute to Indian cotton, the sun continues to shine brightly on India's
cotton fields - blessed with ideal tropical climatic conditions and conducive to growing the
highest quality cotton in the world. Combine with this, today's triumphs of technology, and you
have ICL International - geared to bringing the very best to a world still in love with Indian