Hey everyone! Thank you for reading my Go Fund me campaign. I started a business called BlackCotton.Us LLC. This business will be used to directly sell cotton products from my farm and hopefully farmers like me.
I am a 5th generation African-American cotton farmer. At 30 years old, I believe I am the youngest black cotton farmer in existance in the United States. I go to various nationwide farmer conferences and workshops, especially within my region of the country. In my business travels, I rarely meet cotton growers, especially within my age bracket. I am worried we are extinct class of farmers.
I am worried about the extinction of black cotton farmers because cotton is an integral, historical part of our people culture. Black culture and fashion go hand in hand. When you think of some of the most influenctial people in fashion, entertainers like Michael Jordan, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Tyra Banks come to mind. All of these entertainers endorse various types of clothing, that has billions of dollars of economic impact across our nation. None of these clothes are sourced from African American farmers specifically, which all of these entertainers I name are ethically.
I believe saving black cotton farmers will be exponentially importantant in stabalizing and perhaps ending the land loss epidemic black farmers have been struggling though in our nation. We should not let asian macro business factors eliminate jobs and exterminate black cotton farmers place of importance to our nation and its people. In supporting me to get my cotton processed into clothing, you will be supporting ONLY made in america products that will come from a social distressed community of farmers who are now close to extinction. I started this business to save black cotton farmer, I hope you have it in your hearts to help support this movement.