Locals launch new Coastal Cotton clothing line

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It seems that making clothes is in Adam Pickron’s blood.

After all, his parents own and operate Q.U.I.C.K. Inc., a Florala-based clothing and uniform manufacturing plant. It’s there that Pickron works as an engineer and helps oversee the production of military uniforms.

Now, he, along with his wife Ingrid, is branching out with his own clothing line – Coastal Cotton Clothing Co.

“I’d been talking about doing it more about a year and a half,” Pickron said. “I’ve been working in the clothing industry for a while, and I could see a market for what we’re offering. I was looking for something that really related to the way of life we have here, and we came up with Coastal Cotton.”

The line features cotton T-shirts with a screen-printed trademarked logo, he said.

“It features a fish design that we got trademarked in March,” he said. “We started out with T-shirts because it was the most feasible.

“Our goal is to feature a high-end men’s line with embroidered polos, long sleeve shirts and button ups,” he said. “We’ll still do the T-shirts but hopefully thro-w in pa-nts and shi-rts and see where we can go with it.”

Right, the T-shirts can be purchased locally at Ward & Co. on the Court Square in Andalusia and at Riverwalk Outfitters in Elba.

They’re not manufactured in Florala, because it’s not cost effective, Pickron said.

“Hopefully, we can work up to that,” he said. “My goal is to produce a clothing line manufactured entirely in the U.S., and I think we I can do it.”

For more information about the line, visit the website at www.coastalcotton.net.