This is Michael: founder of Stately Cotton.

4th generation born on the banks of the Mississippi River. Great grandson of a farmer, grandson of an entrepreneur, and son of a business man. I'd like to think this occupation ​picked me. Born and raised in Memphis, TN.

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the start of stately cotton

It was fall of 2012. Cotton was in full bloom I was driving through the Mississippi Delta on old HWY 61—returning to Memphis from a weekend hunting trip. A drive that I had made so many times before. But, this time was different. I was searching for something new in life and found myself at a crossroads, where an idea came about, and a deal was made. Next thing I know I'm calling up a college buddy that farms cotton. I rented a U-Haul, filled it with as many cotton bales as I could, and headed east to meet a manufacturer. The guys at the textile mill got a pretty good laugh. I'm sure it was the first time they had seen a 26 year old pull up in a U-Haul full of cotton. I'm pretty sure they thought I was crazy too.