This week kicks off Contextualizing Textiles a series hosted by our podcast producer LaChaun Moore. Her series focuses on interviewing textile farmers and agriculturally-based weaver's, artist and designers. She will cover topics like how they became farmers, as well as some of the challenges of starting and running a business based on natural materials. This week on the podcast, LaChaun is talking with Julius Tillery of Black Cotton. Julius is a cotton farmer from Northampton County in North Carolina. He grows cotton on his multi-generational family farm, and uses his Black cotton decor and accessories business as a tool to educate on the plight of rural black cotton farmers as well as a means of working towards his dream of turning his cotton into clothing. Comment below to continue the conversation.
Thank you to Jane Stafford Textiles and the JST Online Guild for sponsoring the podcast! Learn more about the Guild and get Jane's free PDF Project Planning 101: A Weaver's Toolkit here.
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