to Vreseis Limited. In this web you will find images, descriptions,
and current retail prices for Foxfibre® cotton products. Thank
you for your interest.
natural colors of cotton have fascinated those of us who work with
fibers for a long time. My work with naturally colored cotton began
with a simple question: could the short fiber of the wild brown
cotton be improved without losing the lovely color? After only three
years of plant breeding, I was stunned to find that the brown color
was actually hiding green, red, and pink. These unexpected cotton
lints were given to handspinner study groups who helped me discover
other unique qualities. My plant breeding program took on the task
of not only improving the fiber quality, but also increasing the
Experimental machine processing by John Price at
the International Center for Textile Research and Development first
demonstrated the improvements that had been made. To the best of
my knowledge, this was the first time naturally colored cotton had
ever been processed with modern textile machinery. Thanks to the
help of many, we now enjoy something both ancient and new. The excitement
I feel offering these cottons to you is matched only by the gratitude
I have for all of the handspinners who have supported my efforts
in the past. Without their interest and experimentation, I would
not have been able to progress to this level.
At the farming end, I am personally dedicated to
a sustainable approach to agriculture. All of the cotton from my
plant breeding nursery is certified organic. Changes in farming
practices did take many years, but the farmers now growing the cotton
have adopted organic methods. My goal to develop organic methods
that are suitable for large-scale production of Foxfibre cotton
has been achieved.
Over the years, my plant breeding program has developed
an exciting range of fiber types and shades of color in the greens
and browns. New seed material given to me by spinners and most recently
by public seed banks has proven to be a source of optimism in my
quest for new colors. I am looking forward to the many years ahead
with hopes of new discoveries. It is my belief that with continuous,
patient labor, a treasure of natural color will be found.
In closing, I would like to assure you that the newest
and finest fibers will always come from my plant breeding nursery.
They will always be passed from my heart to your hands.
Best wishes for all of your creative efforts.
Vreseis Fox, Owner