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Growing Cotton
Processing Cotton
The Textile Process -- Knitting, Dyeing and Finishing
The Cut-and-Sew Process
  • Growing Cotton


    June: The cotton is mere inches high and at its most vulnerable, threatened by hail, wind, weeds and more.

  • Growing Cotton


    July: The cotton begins to flower, though it’s still months before the boal of cotton reveals itself.

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    August: The cotton grows much fuller as the summer wears on.

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    October: By now the flower has long fallen away, and the cotton begins to show.

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    November: Now at its fullest, the cotton is ready to be picked.

From Seed To Shirt: Vlogs

earables Editor C.J. Mittica witnessed the making of apparel firsthand with a multinational trip that took him from Texas to North Carolina to Honduras. Check out his videoblog posts from each step along the way as you follow his journey.

Watch the videos in the custom player at left, or on YouTube by clicking on the videos below.