KD: The cotton plant is grown through QLD, NSW and the northern borders of Victoria. It is a fascinating plant! Once the crop is ready (weather permitting), the cotton picker machines run up and down the fields picking the cotton boll and leaving the plant in place. From this, cotton bales are generated and then transported to the ginners. In the ginning mill, the cotton is dried and the cotton seed and any other foreign matter is removed from the cotton through a vigorous combing method. The cotton is then sent to the spinning mill, where it is spun into a yarn that we can then start weaving or knitting into fabric.