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Two NC Vintage Clothing Experts Tell the History of the T-Shirt

  “Knowing where the things that you put on your body every day come from is of equal importance to knowing where the food you put in your body comes from.”  - Evan Morrison, Hudson’s Hill, Greensboro, NC Next time you wear your favorite t-shirt, take a peek inside the collar and see where it’s made and what it’s made of. We recently chatted with Evan Morrison and Greg Redelico, both of Greensboro, NC, and both in the vintage clothing industry — particularly, denim. They’re experts on all things local and believe conscious consumers should consider where and how clothes are made before buying into a brand. When we sat down to chat, we talked t-shirts. Where T-Shirts Come From Did...

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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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