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Solid State Clothing & Croatan Institute Announce New Collaboration

Solid State Clothing, Croatan Institute, and TS Designs are excited to announce a new collaboration featuring a naturally-dyed North Carolina Black Walnut T-Shirt sourced from the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton Project, an initiative created to transfer power to U.S. cotton farmers and conscious consumers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt will support Croatan Institute’s mission to build social equity and ecological resilience by leveraging finance to create pathways to a just economy.

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The Harvest Part 4: Knitting Cotton Fabric at Contempora Fabrics

We're letting you see behind the scenes of every step of making our 10,000 Pounds of Cotton t-shirts with "The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton." Join us as we travel to meet the people and companies in North and South Carolina who grow and make your clothing.Our next stop is Contempora Fabrics on February 10 at 12pm EST, where we'll be talking with Alex Whitley, VP of Sales. Contempora is the company in Lumberton, NC that is knitting Andrew Burleson's spun cotton into fabric. RSVP here. About Contempora Fabrics: Founded in 1972, Contempora Fabrics is an employee owned circular knit company based in Lumberton, NC. Starting as a contract knitter, Contempora has evolved into one...

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Watch The Harvest, a Video Series Tracking the Making of Solid State T-shirts

We launched the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton Project to give conscious consumers the opportunity to directly invest in sustainable, local, 100% U.S.-grown-and-made clothing. We created “The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton” to invite anyone interested to watch the making of the 10,000 Pounds t-shirts as it happens and meet the people behind the process. 
 So far we've hosted three virtual conversations with members of our supply chain: cotton farmer Andrew Burleson; Wes Morgan, manager of Rolling Hills Cotton Gin; and Andy Long, VP of Sales and Marketing at the Spunlab division of Parkdale Mills.
 You can watch recordings of each of these conversations below. To hear about upcoming conversations for The Harvest, sign up...

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