We were extremely lucky to visit the cotton fields in Narrabri NSW with Chelsea Thomas from I Heart Bargains, earlier this year. Chelsea was blown away by the cotton fields, and just how much work goes into creating one of our 100% Australian Cotton shirts. Learn more about Chelsea’s visit, from the stylish lady herself…
“I was so very fortunate to be invited by Jeanswest to explore and understand the story of where and how our Australian cotton grows and is harvested. Then eventually, we get to wear it. Beautiful soft cotton, that’s breathable, light weight and stylish.
It’s something we probably don’t think about, as we browse the racks of our favourite retailers. But having seen the care, the effort and all the things that have to be absolutely perfect (environment, temperature, rainfall, picking time) for the cotton to be picked, you start to really appreciate the work that goes into one cotton shirt.
Pulling up next to the cotton fields for the first time was a breathtaking experience. I have never seen anything like it.
White, bobbly, cotton plants as far as the eye could see. It was an ocean of cotton set against a backdrop of searing blue skies. I was able to walk through rows and rows of cotton plants. When you go to touch the cotton you realise parts of the plant are actually quite prickly, and are protecting the big, soft, fluffy part of the plant that we’re all very familiar with.
The cotton wool ball is exactly what you would imagine. White, fluffy, and pulls apart like fairy floss. In the wind, the cotton plants appear to be dancing.
Natalie, PR & Retail Marketing Manager, Chelsea, I Heart Bargains and Kate, Senior Product Developer.
The Krystal Australian Cotton shirt , which I’m wearing, is available is sizes 8-16.”