Since I grew up a city girl, I didn’t how much about Wrangler jeans til I was going to college in Oklahoma. I still remember a girlfriend talking about how great guys looked wearing Wranglers and I was wondering to myself who she was talking about. Needless to say decades of working with family farmers and attending George Strait concerts,… Read More
How water intensive is cotton?
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
Gotta Love Handmade Cotton Bags — Purses, Backpacks and Wallets
As long as I can remember, people in my life would create incredible things, many of them with cotton. So as I met more cotton farmers, I would link it back to the things people make, clothes I enjoyed, etc. It seems a family affair as my youngest niece picked a few handfuls her first time in a cotton field… Read More
Finding the Perfect Cotton T-Shirt
Telling people I am frequently a jeans and t-shirt kind of person can sometimes make people think something really different than I mean. But I have to tell you, donning a great pair of black jeans and the perfect t-shirt really can make me the most comfortable person on Earth! And while I have to admit that an awesome concert… Read More
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