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Georgia Grown Announces 100 Percent Georgia Cotton T-Shirt Line

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Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Office of Communications
404-656-3689

Georgia Grown Announces 100 Percent Georgia Cotton T-Shirt Line

The Georgia Department of Agriculture unveiled a new line of Georgia Grown T-shirts grown and sewn locally in Georgia during the 40th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

“With the largest row crop industry in this state being cotton, it is an honor to present 100 percent cotton shirts grown and sewn in Georgia,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are thrilled to identify a transparent supply chain to produce a high quality, Georgia-made product that consumers will be proud to wear.”

The 100 percent cotton shirts are sourced from South Georgia and ginned at Osceola Cotton Company in Irwin County, Georgia. Platinum Sportswear receives the finished fabric and sews the shirts at their facility in Wilkes County, Georgia. The entire process is completed within the 600 mile radius. Georgia Grown has partnered with local screen printers, including the Georgia Industries for the Blind, to complete the design process for local businesses and organizations. All of the shirts are completely customizable and feature a 100% Georgia Grown cotton tag.

“The Georgia Cotton Commission is proud to work with Commissioner Black to showcase the quality cotton grown by our hard working Georgia cotton farmers,” said Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman Bart Davis.

The 100% Georgia Grown shirts will be offered as a wholesale option to outside screen printers and shirt retailers. The estimated wholesale price of each shirt will be comparable to other high quality T-shirts. For more information, please contact Georgia Grown at 404-656-3680 or mathew.kulinski@agr.georgia.gov.

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About Georgia Grown The Georgia Grown program provides a powerful new branding tool as well as education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout Georgia. Learn more today at www.GeorgiaGrown.com.

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