Women of Interest – Sally Fox

Sally Fox was born on December 30, 1955, in Palo Alto, California. Fox always had an interest in fabric and began her career in the early 1980’s working for a cotton breeder in California. At that time, the only way to obtain colored cotton was to bleach and dye white cotton, which was not a practical option because it added a lot of pollution into the environment. In the late 1980’s, after many years of breeding and testing cotton seeds, Sally invented colored cotton that is safe for the environment. She began by purchasing a small piece of land to grow the cotton and, by the 1990s, Fox had amassed a 10-million-dollar business. Sally Fox continues to produce naturally colored cottons.

“I never really planned to be an inventor, but my attitude toward life has always been inventive.” Sally Fox

Additional information about Sally Fox may be founded at the following websites:
http://www.women-inventors.com/Sally-Fox.asp
http://invention.si.edu/innovative-lives-sally-fox-colorful-cottons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryryABlFx98

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