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March 1


Texas State Fiber and Fabric – Cotton

Cotton was adopted officially as the Texas state fiber and fabric on June 18, 1997. Texas is known around the world for its cotton production and has been a mainstay in the Texas economy and culture. Cotton is the state’s largest cash crop and is planted on more acres than any other agricultural product in Texas. Texas produces so much cotton that if it was an independent country, it would rank sixth among the world’s cotton producers. According to the legislature, “Cotton is deservedly one of the world’s most popular fabrics, combining durability, versatility, and remarkable comfort; particularly well suited to the Lone Star State’s unique range of climatic conditions, cotton clothing is a typically Texan tradition, and its many virtues underscore the fiber’s importance to the state.”