Cotton Collective was founded in 2020 by a mother, Teri, who started her first apparel
job in 1988 and fell in love with the industry. She’s done everything from searching the
back streets of the LA garment district for zipper samples to flying to New York as a
National Sales Manager for product development meetings with big brand companies.
She was remarried in 2005 and due to the complications toward the end of her
pregnancy, her family decided to make a life change and chose to leave LA and return
to her husbands farming roots in Arizona and she became a stay-at-home mom.
Teri had always dreamed of starting her own company, but timing is everything.
She was raising her children, one with special needs, and her husband worked sun up
to sun down every day. She knew God was telling her to wait. As her children got older
she knew it was time. That’s when Cotton Collective was born.
Given that women don’t often have time to shop for clothing, designing a company that
helps them maximize the time they do have was important.