The time has arrived. We are on our way to North Carolina to deliver our cotton for the initial stages of manufacturing at North Carolina State University.
For the past couple of years, I've tried to market our non-GMO cotton to various companies to no avail...so my partner Jennie Holt and I decided to start our own clothing company. We are taking four bales and are extremely excited about this new venture with NCSU.
One of our mottos is "bare feet, open mind, calloused hands" at Allred Farms. That essentially sums up who we are and what we are about. We start with our own non-GMO cotton seed to help grow the healthiest cotton we can before producing a line of clothing you can be proud to put on your body. Everything will be manufactured right here in the USA. We emphasize quality over quantity and fun over finance.
We want to educate the world on what happens during the many stages from planting a cotton seed to making an article of clothing...and have as much fun as possible in the process. We are really tossing our huevos off the high-dive on this venture, but it is going to be a wonderful gamble in the long run. We are betting not only on ourselves but the rest of America to help support what we are about at Allred Farms.
The process will take us several months to get it off the ground. We will start very small and hope to grow it into something wonderful. Music has become a huge part of my life, and we are kicking off our musical debut while in N.C. Jennie and I will be playing live at The Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this Friday, January 30th at 7pm. If you are in the area, come on out for a good time. It's a great town with a great feel of what community and the future in America can be.
Allred Farms will be a unique expression of blue-collar consciousness. With rural roots and urban thoughts, we plunge forward into the unknown and embrace the many challenges ahead of us on this unique business venture. While we are just getting started, we hope you will join us for one helluva ride.