THE BEST THERE IS, GROWN RIGHT HERE
WHY WE SOURCE
We source American cotton because we care about the quality of our ingredients, minimizing the impact they make, and supporting local farmers in the communities where we operate.
Most sweatshirts are made with cotton you want nothing to do with. The cotton is grown with unregulated pesticides, in drought prone areas with no water use regulations. It’s picked in areas with poor worker protections, mostly by hand. There is no traceability or quality standards. The cotton criss-crosses the globe as it's processed, knit, and sewn into the final garment, increasing its environmental impact.
Cotton grown in the USA is the highest quality fiber on the market. It is the least impactfully grown in the world, having to meet a variety of stringent regulations and standards that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. It is the most measured and is 100% traceable. For some of our products, the cotton is grown within just a few miles of where we sew our products in Middlesex, North Carolina.