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If asked, what does cotton feel like? How would you answer?

If asked, what does cotton feel like? How would you answer?

Sometimes the questions that get asked leave me to pause and ponder. That’s exactly what happened when someone on Quora requested my answer to the question, what does cotton feel like? When I first saw it, I thought it was a bit absurd to ask. Then again, I routinely quote Cotton Inc on “the touch the feel of cotton, the fabric of our lives.” So I let it bounce around in my head for a while and while I’m still not sure…

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How Lee Jeans Won My Heart & Hips

How Lee Jeans Won My Heart & Hips

I have always had a passion for denim. I can still remember my first pair of Toughskins — they were green with those reinforced knees. I wanted to wear them a lot more often than the hand-me-downs I would get from my sister. Through the junior high and high school years, jeans played a big part in every day life. Levi’s were the base for most of us but I can still remember Lee, Gloria Vanderbilt and Calvin Klein jeans…

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Feeling the Cotton Love on a Dairy Farm!

Feeling the Cotton Love on a Dairy Farm!

It has been a while since I have had a guest post in my series of cotton being part of our daily lives. I love that Ashley Messing Kennedy took me up on the offer.  She’s a long-time friend who got me out of my comfort zone and into Michigan in the dead cold of winter. Not only did I get to see ice sculptures while I was there, but I also had the chance to learn a bit about dairy farming and…

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The Day Blue Jeans Were Born — Celebrating Levi Strauss & Denim

The Day Blue Jeans Were Born — Celebrating Levi Strauss & Denim

I was just scanning through some things and saw this bit of history from Cotton Inc: On May 20, 1873, an American icon was born when Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were given a patent for their copper rivet fasteners for denim trousers. The blue jean has since secured its place in American culture and in world fashion as a “go to” garment. Changing fashion styles and attitudes altered the look of the blue jean over time, but until recently,…

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Love Those Cotton Blue & Gold FFA Jackets! A Guest Post from An Advocate for Ag

Love Those Cotton Blue & Gold FFA Jackets! A Guest Post from An Advocate for Ag

I have had a guest series of posts related to cotton getting a bit dusty. I needed to dust it off and get back into getting people to tell their stories of how cotton is the fabric of their lives here on my blog. I have been one of many  talking about FFA on social media this week (afterall it is FFA week or #FFAweek as a hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and Facebook). One of my tweeps — Jordan…

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Ric Dragon’s Handmade Cotton Shirt is also a Talisman

Ric Dragon’s Handmade Cotton Shirt is also a Talisman

The other day on Twitter, I saw a friend I met through #BlogChat — Ric Dragon (@RicDragon on Twitter) say he was worried about not meeting a 2013 goal he had set for himself. It was a goal around writing a certain number of blog posts and guest posts. All I could think was it has been far too long since I had a guest perspective in my series of cotton posts! Love that he writes a post about a…

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What’s with that Hayden Panettiere cotton commercial?

What’s with that Hayden Panettiere cotton commercial?

If you are a fan of Hayden Panettiere, you know the actress has made a name for herself by playing the tomboy daughter of a football coach, a high school cheerleader and hero who can produce fire and a rising star in Nashville who has more than a few personal problems. Well, she is drawing attention to my favorite fiber now as a new spokesperson for Cotton Incorporated. Have you seen that Hayden Panetierre cotton commercial? The new commercials featuring Panettiere…

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Your Brooks Brothers Shirt May Have Started in El Paso, Texas

Your Brooks Brothers Shirt May Have Started in El Paso, Texas

I love a day that starts with a friend alerting me to some cottony goodness! That’s exactly what happened today as I checked in on Facebook and saw that my good friend Carrie Mess aka DairyCarrie had tagged me in a post! It read simply “Hey Janice look what’s in this month’s American Airlines magazine.” and showed this photo: I did what any self-respecting cotton lover would do — searched the net til I found the article online so I could read…

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How many pairs of jeans in a bale of cotton?, Lee Jeans Asks

How many pairs of jeans in a bale of cotton?, Lee Jeans Asks

I have “liked” lot of brand pages on Facebook and have to admit, some of them eventually get unliked or hidden cause they just don’t seem to get the kinds of things I’d be interested to see from a brand. But some friends saw the Lee Jeans page this week and knew they had to call it to my attention. Jodi Oleen was the first to shout at me! And they were right! I was pumped! Look at the photo Lee…

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If it feels good, wear it!

If it feels good, wear it!

When I started the fabric of our lives series of guest posts, I thought about some of the people who could really help celebrate my favorite natural fiber. oddly, one of the names that came to mind is normally connected to sheep — my friend Sally Colby Scholle who lives in Pennsylvania & has sheep. She tweets as @sheepwriter blogs about it at http://sheepwriter.wordpress.com/. I couldn’t tell if it was really nervy to ask her to write about natural fiber or…

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