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Myrtle Bagwell, Youngest Spinner, 1912
Workers such as Myrtle Bagwell, who was one of the youngest spinners in Spartan Mills in 1912, would not be spinning cotton in the U.S. today because of child labor laws

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The First American Cotton Mill Began Operation
December 20, 1790

Your T-shirt probably left a mill as a sheet of fabric. Next, the material went to a factory to be cut and sewn. It may have been decorated somewhere else before being shipped to a warehouse and then to the store where it was purchased. That's quite a process for a little fluffy ball of cotton.
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