A chunky 13.3oz black organic cotton denim with red selvedge.
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut in a continuous length.
With a strong weave and soft hand feel, this denim is the perfect weight and softness for jeans, trousers, skirts, heavier dresses, workwear styles, and accessories. The fabric is the same colour on both sides and will soften over time both in the handle and in colour due to the low-impact dyes and hand-weave. At 68.5cm wide, it is an authentic selvedge fabric produced by hand on small looms.
The spinning of the organic cotton into yarn, the weaving of the fabric on power looms, and the dyeing of the finished material is all done in a female-led co-operative in rural India, certified Fair Trade by the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation). Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers and is picked by hand to retain the integrity of the cellulosic fibre. Non-GMO seeds are used in organic cotton cultivation, ensuring that the farmers are not caught in a web of debt with large companies. This organic cotton is non-certified, being more of a transitional crop to help support farmers and small communities who cannot afford the certification.
Conventional denim uses a lot of water and chemicals in its production; however, this fabric is created using rain-fed organically-cultivated cotton, spun and woven with little electricity, and with low impact dyes. The material itself is biodegradable under the right conditions.
Please note, as this is a handwoven and hand-dyed fabric, woven using organic cotton fibre that is hand-picked and processed, there are likely to be minor irregularities in the weave and colour. These should be taken as part of the charm.
Aprons, Bags and Accessories, Belts, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Embroidery, Hand Sewing, Jeans, Machine Sewing, Shirts, Soft Furnishings, Skirts & Dresses, Tops and Tunics, Toys, Trousers & Shorts, Upholstery
To care for your product:
Suitable for washing machines and tumble dryers. Wash with similar colours. To protect fabrics for longer, hand wash in cool water. Turn the machine down to 30 degrees 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 tonnes of CO2 a year. Suitable for irons med-hot temperature. We recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer (as they don't get bashed around in your tumble dryer). Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Natural handwoven fabrics have a natural tendency to shrink 3-5%, so please wash this textile before you create any products that will require washing at a later date.
Wholesale And Restocking
Stepped pricing is available on 25 metres and over, so please inquire if you are looking for large amounts. We love working with smaller brands: purchase one metre and upwards directly from the website and email us for wholesale quantities for bulk production when you're ready. We welcome large and small orders from brands of all sizes.
Please note that refunds are not possible once fabrics have been cut, unless in the unfortunate event that your material arrives damaged. Please order a swatch before purchasing your metre lengths. Please see ourRefunds and Cancellation Policypage for full details.
Due to the nature of handwoven and hand-printed fabrics, there can be irregularities in the weave and print, along with variations in batch dye colour. We have quality controlled this fabric. However, there could be minor irregularities that we love and see as normal and charming. If you are unhappy with the material you purchase, please let us know, and we'll do our best to rectify it immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.