Cotton On is new to Florida, but this Australian clothing company has been around for 20 years. The first store opened in 1991 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and has since expanded into New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the United States. With over 800 stores and counting, Cotton On is taking the world by storm.
In Jacksonville, there are two locations currently open at the Avenues Mall and the Orange Park Mall. Both locations have been open less than a year. The St. Augustine Outlets will also see a Cotton On outlet scheduled to open this summer.
In its success, Cotton On has branched off into several brands. Cotton On Kids carries stylish duds for the little ones. Cotton On Body carries lingerie, pajamas, underwear, swimwear, hosiery, and more. Rubi is Cotton On’s accessories label, offering shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves, bags, and other accessories. Typo is the destination for notebooks, wall art, stationery, gift wrap, and other novelties inspired by fashion. Factorie is another clothing label by Cotton On with a more urban flair. Right now, the only brand available in the U.S. is Cotton On. However, be on the lookout for the other brands to come, starting with Cotton On Kids.
Cotton On offers affordable yet globally stylish clothing for both guys and gals. They have unique graphic T’s, flirty dresses, jeans, cardigans, jackets, and more. The official website shows just a sample of the styles being offered in stores, so visit your local Cotton On to see even more!
Cotton On started The Cotton On Foundation (“Fashion for a Cause”). Just last year, the stores raised 1 million dollars in charity donations through sales of reusable bags and bottled water in its stores. The Cotton On Foundation is supporting Mannya, a village in Uganda, with funding for health, education, infrastructure, and sustainability. Project Mannya has given hope back to a village stricken with poverty and HIV, once deemed “Mission Impossible.” The Foundation doesn’t stop there, however — charity donations have also been collected to aid in earthquake relief, the redevelopment of a children’s hospital ward, depression awareness, and more.
Through Sunday, May 22, all charity items sold at U.S. Cotton On stores will be contributed to a project aiding in relief of the recent tornado disaster that left five U.S. states dealing with massive destruction. Thousands of properties were destroyed, and hundreds of people were killed. Show your support by donating $2 at your local store and receive a stylish eco-friendly reusable bag, or donate $1.50 and you can quench your thirst with a bottle of pure Australian spring water.
California and Florida have been enjoying Cotton On’s presence, but the brand is definitely expanding into other states. If you aren’t in a Sunshine State, don’t fret – they could be coming to a mall near you.
So what does “Cotton On” mean? It’s Australian slang, meaning “catch on.” In other words, if you haven’t cottoned on to this new brand, then you’ve been missing out!
Visit the Cotton On Official Website