Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Natural Cotton Colours, Inc
0.25 cu. ft.: 1 box
Sally Fox began growing brown cotton in 1982 and experimented with cross breeding it. By 1985 some of Fox's plants growing from crosspollinated seeds produced green cotton as well as brown. These naturally colored cottons were brought to the marketplace in 1989, when Fox established her company, Natural Cotton Colours, Inc., in Arizona. Fox Fibre is the registered trademark of her naturally colored cotton.
Original and master videotapes documenting an interview with Sally Fox, an inventor of a commercially spinnable naturally colored cotton.
Sally Fox Innovative Lives Presentation, 1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History