Only swatches available now - perfect for patching and mending!
Price is per metre. Multiple order quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
Chunky, soft and cosy organic cotton fleece in a solid black colour. At 280gsm, this is a fairly lightweight fleece fabric making it versatile for clothing, blanket backing and cushions. The brushed back fleece is on the underside only, with a jersey upper that is smooth. With just the right amount of stretch for comfort without sagging.
Organic cotton is better for people and planet as no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers were used in the agriculture of the cotton, cultivation of the fibre and production of the fabric. This fabric and its processes have been certified GOTS by the ICEA. The organic cotton used by this producer is sourced from Fair Trade-only farms, and the fabric is produced in a facility with a commitment to social and welfare measures, including workers receiving a living wage. There is a rigorous policy of no child or forced labour.
The dyeing process is done with a zero liquid discharge system and 95% of the water is retrieved by an effluent treatment plant so that dye water can be reused. 5% of the water is evaporated and the remaining sludge is used to make bricks, road-laying and is also bought by cement factories to use as fillers.
Certified organic cotton ensures no nasties were involved in the growing, production and finishing of the fabric. It means that in the right conditions, this fabric is also biodegradable.
This is a textile that was purchased from a closing studio, and has arrived with us in smaller lengths than expected at 3 metres each, possibly due to a production error. The fabric itself is still beautiful and is wide enough that any length should fulfil your project, but in case you're requiring more, do let us know in the checkout notes box if you would prefer e.g. for 4 metres, you can stipulate 2 x 2 metre lengths. We reduced the price accordingly, and in the necessity to share tribulations within the fashion and textile industries, we hope you can appreciate our honesty and drive to keep this material in use.
To care for your product:
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer.
Turn the machine down to 30˚ for a more environmentally friendly wash. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 a year. We recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer; dry flat where possible to prevent stretching. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even just steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower. Cold wash is best for cotton, especially to prevent the fabric from shrinking. If you need to iron, use the cotton setting on the non-fleece side to prevent any shine from occurring.
We recommend pre-washing your fabric before making any items as there is a suggested 3-5% shrinkage allowance, a standard for finished fabrics.