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During the past year, a cooperative spirit accomplished something extraordinary in North Carolina's textile industry. The mission was to grow organic cotton, turn the fiber into thread, the thread into cloth, and the cloth into clothing--all without leaving the state.
Daniel and Marylou Sanders understand the global benefits of using organic cotton for shirts and own Spiritex, a volume supplier of organic cotton T-shirts for businesses and organizations.
The role of fashion in society, our economy and politics can be seen in the history of North Carolina homespun cotton. Today, North Carolina is a top producer of cotton, but little cotton is grown organically. More local companies and consumers are starting to insist on locally sourced cotton.