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A Big Spring family owned and run cotton farm was selected by the Wrangler Jeans company to partner up for Wranglers Rooted Collection.  The cotton used to make the limited edition Texas Jean Collection is grown right here in Texas by Big Spring farmers Vance and Mandie Smith.  Vance is a fifth-generation farmer in the Big Spring area, but he says his family has been farming in the United States for around 200 years.

The couple was hand selected by the company basically for the way they do things on the farm.  They're using all kinds of good farming practices from using crops in the off-season to hand picking weeds.

The jeans themselves are exactly what you would expect from the trusted brand; durable, comfortable and versatile but they've got some unexpected perks as well.  The abbreviation TX is on the shank of the jeans, on the back patch, there's a silhouette of Texas, and on the inside pocket, there's a description of where the cotton came from, along with Vance Smiths signature.

Right now the collection is available on the Wrangler Jeans website but it will be available in select retail stores soon.  Wrangler says that they are hoping that growers like Vance and Mandie Smith can help spread the best practices they've been achieving on their farm and they hope to include cotton grown by other farms who follow the Smith's lead.

You can read more here at the Texas Farm Bureau website and you can visit Vance's Facebook page here.


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