The Georgia Cotton Commission, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia Grown, unveiled a new line of Georgia Grown T-Shirts grown and sewn locally in Georgia during the 40th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.
“The Georgia Cotton Commission is proud to work with Commissioner Black (Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black) to showcase the quality cotton grown by our hardworking Georgia cotton farmers,” said Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman Bart Davis.
The 100 percent cotton shirts are sourced from south Georgia farmers, including Al and Rob Merritt from Wray, Georgia. The cotton was ginned at Osceola Cotton Company in Irwin County, Georgia. Platinum Sportswear receives the finished fabric and sews the shirts at its facility in Wilkes County, Georgia. The entire process is completed within the 600-mile radius. Georgia Grown has partnered with local screen printers, including the Georgia Industries for the Blind, to complete the design process for local businesses and organizations. All of the shirts are completely customizable and feature a 100% Georgia Grown cotton tag.
“With the largest row crop industry in this state being cotton, it is an honor to present 100-percent cotton shirts grown and sewn in Georgia,” said Black. “We are thrilled to identify a transparent supply chain to produce a high quality, Georgia-made product that consumers will be proud to wear.”
The 100% Georgia Grown shirts will be offered as a wholesale option to outside screen printers and shirt retailers. The estimated wholesale price of each shirt will be comparable to other high-quality T-shirts. For information on ordering shirts, please contact Georgia Grown at (404) 656-3680 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Georgia Cotton Commission, please visit www.georgiacottoncommission.org or call (478) 988-4235.
Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black about this new venture.
Seaton: 10-17-17 Seaton on Georgia Grown T-Shirts
Black: 10-17-17 Black on Georgia Grown T-Shirts