Sorry to correct you Thom.. But the cotton that was grown in the colonies was NOT used to make clothing. The fibers of the variety of cotton grown in the colonies was too short to be spun into thread. It could only be used for STUFFING in quilts or pillows... Only cotton grown in India and Egypt could be used for that. It was also illegal for the colonists to raise sheep, whose wool was suitable for spinning as well, they were only permitted to raise sheep for food. The colonists could only spin their own flax and their own HEMP.
I didn't know that myself until this past weekend when I spoke to the weavers at Colonial Williamsburg. One of many facts I learned over my spring vacation!