Preserving the Past - Creating the Future
Preserve the Acadian Brown Cotton (ABC) heirloom seed
Revitalize local ABC cotton production with farmers who are committed to regenerative agricultural practices
Create a traceable supply chain for a sustainable fashion industry in Acadiana
The success and integrity of our project depends
on a commitment to these goals, and full transparency of our product and among all members of the F2F project.
Careful and controlled selection, saving and replanting of Acadian Brown Cotton is absolutely necessary for survival of this variety of Gossypium Hirsutum.
The preferred traits of this New World cotton were cultivated by humans for several millennia.
Acadians and their descendants in Louisana continued this selection regimen
for over 200 years.
We are proud to announce the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Cade Research Farm and Seed Bank is now growing our Acadian Brown Cotton heirloom seed. Hundreds of pounds of seeds were harvested and are now preserved in the newly constructed facility.