WHO FOUNDED GOOD EARTH COTTON?
At age 17, David Statham started work on his family’s cropping and grazing property in Northern NSW, Australia. Along with his father, David had a vision to develop this land into the most fertile cotton country on Earth.
The story of 35 years of land stewardship begins with David acknowledging to be privileged to be a temporary custodian of this land. This responsibility has driven him to work in harmony with nature and to leave the land in the best possible condition for future generations.
This vision evolved further, some 10 years later, when David met his wife Danielle, a forward thinking recent graduate from fashion and textile college. Their love for raw cotton fibre resulted in an unusual convergence between their two industries – innovative high tech cotton farming meets forward-thinking ethical fashion.
David and Danielle Statham also wanted their proudly produced cotton product to be fully traceable back though the entire supply chain. A traceable cotton product to ensure the end customer had the best and most ethical cotton on Earth. With this goal in mind, the couple embarked on a 3 year journey through the supply chain and throughout the world to find the best scientists, spinning mills and partners.
Good Earth Cotton is the evolution of David and Danielle’s journey so far, where real-time secure traceability is now possible for the modern consumer.
The future of cotton production is sustainably secure with David and Danielle – and their 4 sons – who have created the worlds first carbon positive bales of cotton, with incorporated traceable technology to allow any smartphone to track their cotton’s origin.