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Written by Laura Cowan
Producers of high-quality textiles are bringing locally-grown cotton and bedsheets back to America. North Alabama’s Red Land Cotton produces its own home-grown cotton on a third-generation family farm. They create luxury linens like sheets and towels out of their cotton. It’s a sustainable farming operation that aims to change the way we buy cotton home goods.
The Yeager family has run their farm for three generations. The red soil that is rain-irrigated only is processed by the family’s own self-built cotton gin. It allows the Yeagers to control the quality of their cotton fibers going into the sheets they create. Mark Yeager, who now runs the farm, has spent years implementing sustainable farming practices across thousands of acres to minimize environmental impact.
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“Our American-made pure cotton bedding, bed sheets, and bath towels are proudly made in the USA and crafted exclusively with cotton sourced directly from our North Alabama farm,” the Yeagers said. Their products have been featured in Country Living, Southern Living, The Cottage Journal, and Veranda.
Plus, sustainable farming practices are just the start. Locally-grown and locally-made sheets help the environment in several ways. It creates a smaller cycle of manufacturing and delivery, removes the large shipping carbon footprint from shipping goods overseas and builds healthy economies with fair-wage jobs. Red Land Cotton sheets are luxury, but that’s because they pay fair domestic wages and create products that are meant to last.
Furthermore, Red Land Cotton’s American-made cotton bed sheets and towels are created 100% with the cotton grown on the family farm. You’ll find designs from basic whites and grays to heirloom-inspired striped ticking. The Leighton Bath Collection is made by one of the only towel manufacturers left in the U.S. located in Griffin, Georgia. The Classic Quilts are filled with cotton batting also grown on the Red Cotton farm.
Lastly, cotton sheets are healthier for you. They are extra durable, good for cooling hot sleepers, hypoallergenic, easy to wash, and can come in a variety of finishes for every taste.
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