02 Jan '12, 11am

Local T-Shirts Made from Local Cotton, Now Includes Organic Too

Cotton of the Carolinas /Screen capture The greenest t-shirt in the world is probably one you don't buy. But coming a close second has got to be a t-shirt made from locally harvested, sustainably grown cotton, processed locally and then sold locally—and created through a supply chain that utilizes renewable energy and supports about 700 good quality jobs in the local community. Brian already explored how TS Designs' Cotton of the Carolinas program was going from "dirt to shirt in less than 700 miles" , essentially trying to recreate an entire local apparel economy from cotton farming to ginning and dyeing to spinning in one State. And it's been a success. But there were significant question marks over whether the cotton could be grown without pesticides or fertilizers. Those questions are now beginning to be answered. Just before the holidays, two farms in North Carolina h...

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