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Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean

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Address: Groves, BB19073, Barbados
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+1 246-433-3108

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We stopped by hoping to purchase some of the finished product but the prices were astronomical. A set of king sheets I had my eye on were $1250 US dollars but definitely worth the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Katelyn J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by hoping to purchase some of the finished product but the prices were astronomical. A set of king sheets I had my eye on were $1250 US dollars but definitely worth the quality. The guides were nice and were able to answer questions and the cost of the tour was only $5 US dollars. The tour was educational... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 8, and everyone (including the 4 men who had minimal interest in fabric) very much enjoyed this, even though it is not the harvest season (advantage of that...we were solo visitors, no crowds). We were all interested in the history and the details of production. Loved the Steampunkish machinery, despite its not having been in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

If your a weaver, knitter, or other fibre nerd, it's worth the visit to see how the material gets treated before it gets shipped in bulk to be further processed elsewhere (Italy). The large machinery that is used is interesting, as our tour guide Gerard explained how it all worked. I had called in advance for the tour, and when... More 

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Killearn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Mr Stevenson was an excellent tour guide giving an insight into the cotton growing and processing industry as well as a very interesting history of this ginnery. Quality of the cotton grown here is exceptional and used for haute couture. Best for those with an interest in textiles or fashion.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Definitely underwhelming, but interesting. I would suggest that the head guy keep some cotton on hand to actually show visitors the process, instead of just pointing to the machines in the nearly empty warehouse.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Difficult to understand the other reviews. Having visited Barbados several times and seen most of the sights, we made a trip here as something new. Fair enough, we missed the tour and that may be our loss, but on arriving mid afternoon everything looked locked up and almost derelict. We persevered and found what looked like an entrance door but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

Unless the cotton gins are running (usually sometime in February for a few weeks) there is not much to see here. The introduction is a four minute advertisement..er..I mean film; that shows their cottons, made into shirts, skirts, etc,; being worn by models in what seemed like a runway show. The tour guide was a very nice man who explained... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

If you find yourself in the area, I would suggest a stop at Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean to take in their short tour of their cotton gin and handling factory. It is very interesting and if you are lucky enough to be around after mid February you can watch them sort, clean and bale the cotton for export to... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

We wanted to visit this place as we knew nothing about cotton production and some ads we saw looked interesting. It is near Orchid World- and when you drive in just looks like a farming operation so we were not really sure where to go or if they did tours. Anyway, we just asked one of the staff, and the... More 

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Saint George's, Saint George, Grenada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

Lovely art gallery, well set up and some great inspirational pieces. also offers some local items which are of a very high standard.

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