Sally Fox

Sally Fox

The backdrop of her farming and R&D

She has never given up. Through thick and thin she has prevailed over any problem or setback. She considers such problems an opportunity for "research". To this day she continues to raise sheep in San Francisco and cultivate wheat.
We entrust not only all colored cotton but all organic cotton farming in the U.S.A. to her.

At first, her journey through R&D regarding organic brown cotton was not easy. The reason for this is the inability of brown cotton, which is innately not suitable for yielding. The traits of brown cotton are both thick and short, so no one recognizes it as worthwhile. Although Sally insisted that organic brown cotton is valuable, unfortunately, no one believed in her opinion. Her passion for organic brown cotton pushed her to its’ breeding improvement through investing her money, cultivating her land, and crossbreeding brown organic cotton with organic cotton (filament fibers).

She discovered that the organic brown cotton’s color is due to its’ tannin, which protects it from pests. Therefore, this characteristic is suited for organic farming. It seems like all brown cotton is all the same. However, a few of them has slightly different colors. We Taishoboseki use particularly “Coyote” color.

As a result of a mutation at second crossbreeding, two organic green cotton balls were generated. At that moment, the footsteps of green cotton started.

Had been running out of funds, Sally struggled to go through many challenges. Fortunately, as the quality improved in 1990, her organic cotton was adopted by a Japanese spinning company and major American denim brands. However, these good days didn’t last for a long time. When her organic cotton got attention from huge farms, these farms put pressure on her. They complained that they would be in trouble if brown cotton contaminates their white cotton. The government of the state of California forced her to leave the farm, so she had no choice to move into the State of Arizona and Texas.

In 2000, the spinning company that she made a deal was bankrupt. What is worse was her main business was getting stuck due to the shift of policy, nevertheless, it was supposed to be in good shape. The brown cotton, which lost its destination was introduced to Taishoboseki. Except for us, no other spinning companies refused to invite colored cotton to their plant.

We Taishoboseki have been in quite a good relationship with Sally since then. We always count on her not only for colored cotton but also for every organic cotton grown in the U.S. under the contract. Sally dedicates to her mission for R&D through thick and thin. She still owns sheep and continues the life of cultivating wheat.