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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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The Harvest Conversation Series Part 2: Wes Morgan of Rolling Hills Gin

Since we launched the 10,000 Pounds of Cotton —our project to bring the American farmer back to the table in the fashion industry—we’ve been amazed at the response. Our series of discussions with people integral to this project called “The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton” has brought the textile industry, old and new customers, and worldwide press together to better understand our dirt-to-shirt journey here in North Carolina. For our first discussion, we talked to Andrew Burleson, the farmer growing the 10,000 pounds of cotton for our project. Our second conversation was with Wes Morgan, Manager of Rolling Hills Cotton Gin, who talked about the complexities and opportunities of ginning regional cotton.  Stay tuned for...

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