TSDesigns Cotton Harvest Tour is coming up October 15. If you’ve never been, you don’t want to miss it. Spaces are limited, and the tour is only $5!
TSDesigns is committed to traceable clothing with a minimized travel footprint. As part of its Cotton of the Carolinas program, TSDesigns produces tee shirts using local cotton that is ginned, spun, woven, and sewn all within a few hundred miles, in North Carolina. They also have American Soil Organic tees, which use organic cotton that’s not totally local but is grown in America. (TSDesigns spearheaded an attempt to grow organic cotton in North Carolina, but the trials were not productive enough to continue.) Tees are sewn in North Carolina and arrive at TSDesigns in Burlington to be printed and dyed. Weaver Street Market tees are the American Soil Organic brand.
The Harvest Tour takes you behind the scenes of cotton production. First you’ll tour the Rolling Hills Cotton Gin and Ronnie Burleson’s cotton farm in New London, NC. After lunch (bring your own or buy a box lunch), you’ll drive out to one of the cotton fields that’s being harvested that day to watch the harvester and walk in the fields.
Below are photos from our tour in 2013. It was awesome!
Register here: http://tsdesigns.com/shop/2016-harvest-tour-tickets/