Inventors are inspirational. Sally Fox is an inventor, farmer, and businesswoman. She took her interests, experience, and concern for the environment to explore breeding a more responsible colored cotton. Sally Fox invented FoxFibre, a new naturally colored cotton.
Sally Fox was born on December 30, 1955 in Palo Alto, California. She became interested in fibers when she was young and going to fabric stores with with her mother. She had experiences that led to her invention. She worked for a cotton breeder that had some colored seeds. He encouraged her to work with them to breed seeds she preferred. She also went to Gambia, West Africa with the Peace Corps. She learned about farmers work with colored cotton. She created a commercially long-fibered cotton. She purchased her own farm to continue to experiment.
In 1982, she received a Masters degree in Integrated Pest Management from the University of California. She has founded companies to sell her cotton to retailers. In 1986, she founded Vreseis Limited. In 1989, she founded Natural Cotton Colours Inc. Sally Fox has continued to produce environmentally responsible cotton. Her training in insect control and biology has reduced the environmental concerns as well. Cotton being bleached and then dyed to create colored cotton is not as necessary as it had been before Sally Fox’s work and inventions.
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