Tie-dye is a modern term that was coined in the mid-1960’s. American young people rebelled against the conservative rules influenced during their parents’ generation. This rebellion lead the way for many to appreciate a movement that valued arts, crafts and simplicity, and returning to a traditional way of making things.
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In 1848, Jacob Schiess started the first commercial embroidery manufacturing establishment in New York. He came to the United States from Switzerland, within a year, Jacob had his own embroidery plant in full operation. All the stitching was done by fifteen women creating exquisite designs by hand.
Today, Multi-Head powerful embroidery machines can produce more than 900 stitches per minute.
Typically made of cotton fibers, approximately 2 billion t-shirts are sold worldwide each year. There are 35,000 cotton farms in the United States and 98% of cotton is grown in Alabama.