Australian Grown Cotton
You may not have given much thought to the cotton clothing you own. Sure, it’s comfortable & keeps you cool, but did you know that cotton (and in particular, Australian Grown Cotton) goes deeper than that?
Cotton has a long history, dating back to 5000 B.C. A natural fibre, cotton grows in the warm summer months & is the most widely produced natural fibre in the world. In Australia, cotton is primarily grown in New South Wales & Queensland, with approximately 90% of cotton businesses being family farms.
Cotton grown in Australia has a multitude of benefits. It holds a reputation for being the most water efficient cotton industry in the world & Australian growers continue this tradition with water-use improving by 40% in the decade ending 2012. Cotton also produces employment, with more than 12,000 people working in the Australian Cotton industry. But clothing is where cotton really shines.
Australian Grown Cotton provides the stability that is needed for garments. No one likes a tee that will rip & fray after one wear! A true white cotton, Australian cotton is able to hold dye well & it’s quality ensures that no enzymes are needed when dyeing, which helps to protect the environment. Recognised internationally, The Australian Cotton Industry has promoted responsible cotton production. When you choose a brand who uses Australian Grown Cotton, you can feel good about your choice to support a growing & sustainable industry.
One 227 kg bale of cotton is enough to produce 1,200 tees, 4,300 pairs of socks or 215 pairs of jeans.
House of Uniforms now offers the CB Clothing Co label, a brand which uses Australian grown cotton. So next time you’re in the market for a new outfit, check to see if you are purchasing Australian Grown Cotton. Your future self will thank your past self later for it!
- Allie Eastwood