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Individual Work Spaces in Cooperative Environment Print E-mail

Street View of South White Street in Historic Downtown Wake Forest

    Are you looking for a space for an "out of home" office, or a space to share with other like minded individuals, start up space, or a shared office with your colleagues?   If so we may have what you will like.   We are building on our original concept of The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest.   Our original idea was to provide spaces to potential entrepreneurs, craftspeople, artists and those who wanted to test new market ideas.   Over the past 15+ years we've been fortunate to watch many new businesses or new business ideas expand and become very successful.    Now walking distance away we want to do similar with our new concept of Individual Work Spaces in a Cooperative Environment. 

   Would the below interest you?  

  • Shared office environment with other independent, creative professionals in a Federal Register historic downtown district, 

  • Many restaurants, shops, local brewery and coffee shops all in walking distance, 

  • Free Parking

  • Wifi, copying, free coffee, kitchen, conference room

  • Like minded social co tenants to bounce ideas off of

  • Customized areas for early signing tenants

  • Weekly free wine hours to sit and converse with your co-tenants

  • 24 hour access, 365 days per year

  • Out of home workplace


   If any of above seems to be what you are interested in then please contact Bob Johnson at 919-570-0350 or 800-937-3993 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Scheduled opening is Spring 2016 and applications being accepted now with some custom space design included in the upfit.

Pet Costume Contest Print E-mail

2014 Pet Costume Contest

Are you a local Wake Forest resident? Do you have a pet? Are you thinking of dressing them up for Halloween this year? Enter our pet costume contest; you could win a prize!

There are three ways to enter:

1. Submit a "Pet in Costume" photo to our Costume Contest Facebook Page or tag The Cotton Company in your "Pet in Costume" photo already on Facebook.


2. Submit your photo via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line "Pet Costume Contest" or send the message to The Cotton Company on Facebook.


3. Bring the "Pet in Costume" into The Cotton Company and we will take their photo and upload it to the Costume Contest Facebook Page.


All entries must be in by October 30th, 2014. Winners will be announced on October 31st, 2014.


Grand Prize: Cotton Company gift card, custom pet sign from Fashion Hound and Dick Larsen Dog Cards.

2nd & 3rd place: Cotton Company gift cards.

Custom Bows by Welcome Home Wreaths & Gifts Print E-mail

How Bows and Wreaths Brought Healing

Lynda Naylor, owner of the booth Welcome Home Wreaths & Gifts at The Cotton Company in Wake Forest, NC, will be making custom bows for customers during this holiday shopping season. Lynda’s wreaths and bows are state of the art, high quality creations, and so is the story of how she got into the bow and wreath making business.
Lynda once had a relative ask her if she wanted to learn how to make bows for home décor and wreaths, but Lynda did not really think too much about this invitation until her world changed. At the time, Lynda’s husband’s health was quickly declining and after he passed away, again the same relative called and asked her once more if she would like to learn the art of bow making. Lynda’s family gathered together in this time of grief and decided that it was time to learn how to make bows. Making bows was not only something Lynda began to enjoy, but it also was a way for her to grieve the loss of her husband in a healthy way. As she continued to make bows, people started to compliment her on her work. From there, she began selling bows as a business and also expanded into wreath making.
Lynda has been making her bows for four years now, and this year is the first time she will be making bows at The Cotton Company in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She has been a part of several craft fairs and markets, and never hesitates to make the events a family affair, bringing her daughter and oftentimes her son to join in on the fun. She and her children understand that no matter how well she does during the events, they ultimately come so that they can spend time together with their family.
Come into The Cotton Company on October 17th (Ladies’ Night), November 1st (Holiday Open House), and November 8th (White Street Holiday Market) and request a custom bow from Lynda. She will have different sizes of bows, as well as different types of ribbon, to choose from. Bows can be requested and paid for on the same day and the bows will be ready for pick-up in no time!
The Cotton Company is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.
For more information contact The Cotton Company at (919) 570-0087.


Featured Artist Sue McGlothlin Photography Print E-mail

July Featured Sue McGlothlin Photography

North Carolina is booming with artistic talent. Growing in popularity for its small town experience is the town of Wake Forest. While Raleigh hosts artists on First Fridays, Durham hosts artists on Third Fridays, and Cary hosts forth Fridays, the Historic Downtown of Wake Forest holds their own community art walk, Art After Hours, every second Friday. What is usually a fairly quiet street in the evenings will be filled with the sounds of live music and the sights of painting and photography, like that of Sue McGlothlin Photography at The Cotton Company.


Sue McGlothlin is certainly not a new face to downtown Wake Forest. She has been a vendor inside The Cotton Company for almost one year, displaying some of her award-winning slow exposures and bringing joy to the customers each time she comes to work her booth. Originally from Alaska, Sue explored photography for the first time in high school while working in a dark room.  Sue made her way to North Carolina in 2010 via California. When she moved to North Carolina, she began to “wear [her] old camera out” taking in the various wonders of her new home through a viewfinder.  Her photography seeks to display both the history and beauty of North Carolina and surrounding areas.  Her exhibit will be displayed in hand crafted frames, made by her loving husband.  These featured pieces are ready to hang but she also offers a collection of matted prints and greeting cards.

Sue McGlothlin’s exhibit will hang inside The Cotton Company Art Gallery July 7-August 2nd  in downtown Wake Forest.  It will feature only photographs shot in North Carolina. The Cotton Company will host an artist reception duringArt After Hours on July 11 from 6pm-9pm where guests can meet Sue and admire her collection.  This reception is Free and Open to the Public.  Refreshments will be served and to compliment Sue’s North Carolina themed exhibit we will serve a taste of our favorite NC wines.


The Cotton Company is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.

For more information call April Cannon (919) 570-0087.

Sue McGlothlin and her work can be found on facebook:


Best Gift Shop & Best Favorite Store Overall Print E-mail

Best of The Best

Best Gift Shop & Best Favorite Store Overall

Ladies Night Out at The Cotton Company Print E-mail

Ladies Night Returns to The Cotton Company

ladies night


Ladies, get ready for a Fun Filled Night at The Cotton Company, Friday June 21st. 
Bring your friends and spend a Spa Themed Evening with us inside The Marketplace and The Art Gallery. Enjoy vendor product demos and special spa themed treats like mini massage and henna art. We’ll be trying out our new home made photo booth so get ready to strike a pose and let us share the fun on facebook.
Enjoy refreshments like special iced teas from Bean Therapy and free samples of our house wine. Check out the latest fashion and accessory trends for summer and get those perfect items to make your vacations fashionable and stress free.

Plant The Town In Flowers - Wake Forest, N.C. Print E-mail
   The Town of Wake Forest, N.C. has entered the national competition of the America In Bloom organization to be chosen as one of America's most beautiful towns to live.  

   Enjoy this video of the beautiful florals and herbs found in Wake Forest and the Wake Forest HerbFest organic herbs, heirloom vegetables, and perennials which are found throughout the landscaping. 

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306 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC - 919-570-0087

Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-6pm, Fri-Sat 10-8pm, Sun 1-5pm