The Paneled Crewneck Sweatshirt epitomizes effortless comfortable style. This flattering sweatshirt is the perfect fit. It highlights the silhouette of a woman’s body, making it the perfect casual sweatshirt that makes you feel great and look amazing. And the color reflects Cotton Citizen’s dying specialty. The fabric, produced in a denim factory, is sandblasted and washed to look like denim.
- Acid Blue
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Why it's special
HandmadeEach piece is lovingly assembled
High-Quality Raw MaterialsSpecially sourced materials
Made in the U.S.A.Products manufactured in the U.S.
Size, Fit & Care
- Fits true to size
- 100% cotton
- Model wears size small
- Machine wash cold
- Do not bleach
All in the Family: An LA Story
The Brand Story
When garment dyeing is your family business, you’re bound to pick up some expertise. Particularly if you spend five years working seven-days-a-week in the family factory, as Adam Vanunu did before launching his own line. Hungry for creative freedom, he began developing new techniques and washes that were instantly popular among the surfing/skater crowd. Eventually his focus turned to luxury, and he set out on an elusive mission: to create the perfect tee, filled with rich detail, a vintage hand feel, and a unique look. To fulfill his mission, he founded Cotton Citizen.
The focus at Cotton Citizen is color – which is no surprise, given Adam’s upbringing. Every fabric chosen must be capable of picking up dye in the richest way possible. All clothing production is done inside Adam’s L.A. factory, and he scrutinizes every detail (and every color). Meanwhile, all fabrics are made in the U.S., with many of the materials sourced from local California fabric mills. Carbon footprint is minimized by the in-house labor, and the factory has an excellent water recycling system.
The results of all this painstaking effort are clear: gorgeous, timeless clothes that can be worn again and again. Many of the more popular lines appeal to wearers of all ages – “one customer, she and her mother both love the side-zipper sweatshirt so much that they share it,” Adam told us. And the people creating the clothes – many of whom have been working for Adam’s family business for 20 years or more – couldn’t be happier to hear it.
The History Of Cotton
What exactly is cotton? It’s the “fabric of our lives.” Though it seems oh-so-common, cotton is kind of wonderful. Cotton cloth can be traced back 7,000. It didn’t make its way to Europe until the 9th century, however, when it was brought over by Arab merchants. The industrial revolution in England led to mass production in the 1730s, but America revolutionized the process with the invention of the cotton gin in 1793 (we all remember Eli Whitney from American History). Here’s how it’s made: cotton comes from a flower, of sorts. The flower buds, called squares, blossom around 3 months after the cotton is planted. When the petals fall, they leave behind green pods called cotton bolls, from which the cotton fibers burst. The cotton is then harvested by machines, cleaned, dried, ginned, and separated by fiber length, strength, and quality. Finally, the cotton is spun into yarn, woven into fabric, and well on it’s way to your closet.