Posts get shared on Facebook now and then talking about how you shouldn’t use cotton shopping bags, or maybe we need to really up our investments in hemp research or whatever because cotton is “a water intensive crop.” I usually scratch my head a bit because as far as I know, cotton is a plant that like hot, dry weather… Read More
Black Cotton — Farming and Creating All in One Place!
As I started the series about creators doing cool things with cotton, I thought of a small company doing really cool decor with my favorite fiber. Then I decided to do some “farmer Friday” features so readers could get to know the people who grow the crop. Thinking of both of those, North Carolina’s Julius Tillery, the founder of Black… Read More
Meet the Cotton Farmer Who Lets You Watch the Cotton Grow
Very few of us look out the window of our homes, offices or cars and see what is happening with a crop, much less know what cotton looks like day-to-day. Those plants ultimately will become that favorite pair of jeans or the luxurious sheets that ease our body & mind at night. Would that be cool to see? Well, thanks to… Read More
Anyone watching for cotton in 2019 NY Fashion Week news?
Over the weekend, I kept seeing news stories here and there about New York Fashion Week. I love seeing what designers have coming out and all, but have to admit, with icy roads this week, I’m not thinking about skipping spring and summer for fall clothes right now. I really want an extended spring and summer and that means I… Read More
Cotton Farmers Plan to Plant More Acres in 2019
This time of the year is the time when gardeners are consider the seed purchases they will make for their backyard. Taking that to a scale where you may have hundreds, even thousands of acres to plant and your family’s income is dependent on it and you can imagine it is both exciting and stressful for farmers. Looking at various… Read More
The Moon Suddenly Looks A Bit More Like Cotton
I still remember watching the movie The Martian and thinking about how many different things had to come together for Matt Damon’s character to produce food. Not sure whether I joked about his growing his own jeans back then, but it didn’t surprise me to hear someone is looking to grow cotton on the moon. I just wish I knew… Read More
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