THE STORY OF BLUE JEANS

From the Field to the Jeans

The cotton from which the jeans are made
starts out as a plant growing in the field.
The seed is planted and then with the proper
amount of sun and water the plants
grow taller and begin to bloom.
First there is a white bloom which
then turns red. After about three days


See pictures of cotton in
all stages of growth.



The bolls get bigger and
when mature open up to reveal the
white cotton which has formed inside.



The fields are white and ready to harvest.
Now the farmer hopes for dry weather
until his crop is harvested.



The cotton is harvested by
machine and made into modules
which are covered with tarps until
a truck takes them to the gin

Long ago the cotton was
picked by hand.