Organic Cotton From Bush to Bush
We spend a lot of time thinking about where our food comes from. What’s in it? Is it local? Is it plant-based? Is it raw? How many calories? Will it get me closer to a threesome with Tom Hardy and Idris Elba?
Yet we rarely spend much time thinking about where our clothing comes from and what’s in it and how it will effect our health or menage potential. But why not? If your underwear is full of toxic goo (either from the fabric or the dyes or the finishes), you’re exposing yourself to harsh chemicals. You wouldn’t drink some pitcher full of sludge (unless it was tequila), so why would you let that sludge near your other lips?
I started Thundress with the intention of being able to identify where my products come from down to the smallest ingredient, just like food companies are doing. Eventually, I want to have the ability to trace each pair of my underwear back to the farm where it started its life. So this is a peek into my first supply chain visit!
Everything is Weirder in Texas
Last month, I spent some time in Lubbock, Texas where almost all of the organic cotton in the United States is grown. It’s a pretty weird town. My friend and I Airbnb’ed with an older couple that clearly found us horrifying, despite many attempts to smother their alarm in a gravy of Southern Hospitality. We ate at a local diner and had the most literal jukebox-scratch-everyone-turns-at-once moment when we walked in and then no one took our order for 20 minutes. Maybe if these randos showed up to your town you might be freaked out too, I dunno.