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Australia’s clothing industry is reeling from the arrival of cotton bags.

But not everyone is happy.

The Australian Retailers Association says the arrival will hurt retailers, including the likes of Gap and Woolworths, who are hoping to expand their global business.

But some of the country’s largest retailers have said the arrival is a step in the right direction.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to grow our business in Australia, it’s a great opportunity to support our local workforce,” Woolworth boss Andrew Haldane told the ABC.

“I think it’s an opportunity for the Australian retail sector to grow.”

But he said the company would be prepared to deal with the influx of new arrivals and suggested the influx was a positive.

“The people who come into the country have to be ready for that,” he said.

“If we don’t manage the environment and people have to have a healthy work-life balance, we’re going to lose people.”

Mr Haldanes said Woolworth had “done a fantastic job” and was confident it would continue to grow its business.

The ARA also slammed a proposal by Woolworth to introduce “cotton bags” to its Australian stores.

The idea was floated by a Woolworth spokesman and would have allowed the firm to carry up to 100 per cent cotton fabric.

However, the company has not yet taken up the proposal and is focusing on other priorities.

“We have a very good supply chain and we’ve got a really strong workforce here, we have a great supplier base here and we have strong customers and we’re also looking at new locations,” Mr Haldance said.

Woolworth is also set to open its new store in Brisbane next month, opening a new location at Victoria Road.

“There are a number of things happening in Australia at the moment, and we are looking at all options for the future,” Mr Woolworth said.

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How to wear a cotton hoodie without being a cotton farmer

You might think it’s a no-brainer to wear cotton hoodies and flip flops at work, but that’s not always the case.

Here’s how to wear one without making your workplace seem like a cotton farm.


Use cotton for insulation 1.1 Cotton insulation can be one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make sure your home and office don’t become a cotton factory.


Get a wool fabric to wrap around the head and neck of your jacket or sweater.


Put a cotton yarn under the cotton to create a tight, comfortable fit.


Sew a cotton fabric over the top of the sweater to make it look like it’s wrapped in cotton.


Sew fabric around the neck of the jacket to create an open and comfy look.


Make a cotton cuff around the sleeve of the shirt to create the classic ‘hoodie’ look.


Pull out the hoodie’s fabric from under the jacket and hang it on the wall for a cozy look.


You can get cotton hoods for a whole lot less than you’d think.

Check out this guide for $5, and you can even buy a $30 cotton hood with all of the necessary instructions for $8.5.


If you want to get really fancy, you can knit a hoodie into a dress for a chic and trendy look.

This tutorial is for men, but it can be done for women as well.


Try to wear your hoodie when the weather is hot.

That way, you’ll be able to keep warm even when you get sweaty.


Get creative with the size of the hood, to make the hood look like a dress.

Make it extra wide or small and you’ll look cool.


If the weather’s too cold, try to wear it at night.

It can help keep you warm.


Get an extra pair of pants to wear over your hood to make a little extra sense.


You might want to try out the cotton hood as a scarf or a top-up for your pocketbook.

It’s really versatile.