attitude towards life has always been inventive"
Sally Fox, Inventor & Entomologist
and Preserving the Environment Through Organic Cotton Farming
the manner in which cross-pollinating led to a broad range of
naturally colored cotton fibers that are applicable for commercial
spinning gained Sally Fox patents for her discoveries. Garnering
awards and acclaim during ten years of hard work, she remained
committed to her vision of creating environmentally friendly cotton
products. Her dream became a $5 million business and her products
are now marketed internationally by companies such as L.L. Bean,
Eileen Fisher and Fieldcrest.
takes seven to ten years of selective crossbreeding to develop a
new variety of plant, one whose seeds will always produce plants
(colors) identical to the parent. Sally grows her cotton under the
registered trade name Fox Fibre® in six distinct shades called
Coyote, New Brown, Buffalo, Palo Verde, Green Fox and New Green.
an environmentally friendly alternative to the toxic fabric dyes
used in the textile industry has brought her awards and honors which
include the United Nations Environmental Programme Award for the
Environment, the Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation
and the Good Housekeeping Award for Environmental Leadership.
detail-oriented researcher, Sally was inspired by the possibility
of producing a safe cotton for children's sleepwear, one that did
not require treatment by fire retardant chemicals. In recognition
of her inventivness she received a utility patent for discovering
and breeding flame resistant cottons.
Fox is a visionary and inventor, a business woman who's bringing
change to the textile industry while also educating many on the
economic feasibility of environmentally friendly cotton products
and processes. From backyard research to market success she gives
a valuable gift to the world.