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Sally Fox, Innovator of Natually Colored Cotton
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Close-up of a naturally colored cotton boll sitting on the plant


Close-up of a naturally colored cotton boll still on the plant



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Fox and her dog in the cotton field
Fox and her dog in the cotton field


Fox riding a horse through the cotton field
Fox riding a horse through the cotton field









Fox’s Discoveries about Cotton

Fox has also discovered the flame-resistant properties of some discarded cotton plants--the “weeds” of different colors that were pulled out of otherwise homogenous plots. When the brown cotton didn’t burn easily, she recognized the possibility of producing a safe cotton for children’s sleepwear. She now selectively breeds for fire resistance and continues to look for other advantages that colored cotton may offer.

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