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A lightweight organic cotton twill fabric in a classic jet black.
A beautiful, high-quality fabric and its wide width at 142cm is particularly handy. It is wonderfully pliable and drapey, with a natural bias grain stretch in both directions due to the twill weave. There is a tiny amount of give in the cross-grain, so overall, this will be a comfortable fabric for many garments, including shirts, very light trousers and shorts, skirts, dresses, dungarees, and would even work as a lining for a chunkier item of clothing. It's also appropriate for curtains, blinds and cushions, or for quilting.
The colour is smooth and consistent, and the fabric washes very well. This fabric is also available in periwinkle blue, nude beige, concrete grey and sage green. *Please note, the colours were difficult to photograph, so we recommend purchasing a swatch to be sure. The closest colour to the real thing is in the image of all five colours together.
The yarn is produced by GOTS Certified spinning mills across 3 states in India. The yarn or fabric dyeing and fabric weaving are all conducted within sub-contracted GOTS Certified mills. This community is a co-operative of skilled artisans consisting of 600+ members across a small region of India.
Organic cotton is cotton 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 is GOTS-certified organic cotton. This means that throughout the fibre cultivation, fibre harvest and processing, to the yarn production and fabric making steps, no harmful chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers were used.
The yarn is machine-spun, which means it has exemplar consistency and quality throughout the weave, and the fabric is then machine woven too. High-quality fabrics will last longer - and the longer we can stop textiles from being disposed of, the better for the environment. The dyes are certified azo-free - azo is an organic compound used in dyes and is a known carcinogen - and all fabric is dyed within a GOTS certified mill.
Due to the care and consideration of the low impact processes, this fabric is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard for the spinning, dyeing and weaving.
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron med-hot temperature on the reverse to prevent 'shininess of the twill from occurring.
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 tons of CO2 a year.
We also recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or simply steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Note, this textile has been finished and washed, but we always recommend pre-washing fabrics before using them in case of additional shrinkage. Dependent on your machine, detergent and laundering methods, shrinkage can still occur.
Bags and Accessories, Belts, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Embroidery, Hand Sewing, Linings, Machine Sewing, Shirts and Blouses, Skirts & Dresses, Soft Furnishings, Tops and Tunics, Trousers & Shorts
This fabric is perfect for lightweight garments. For something more heavy-duty, like a heavy jacket, we would recommend lining it; this is because light will travel through it if you hold it up and would benefit from the structure of a lining or interlining.
Interested in wholesale? We offer reduced pricing on orders of 25 metres up. Please send an email to email@example.com with your desired amount and time frame, and we'll give you more details. See our full guidelines here.
|Fibre:||100% GOTS-certified Organic Cotton|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Shrinkage Allowance:||Pre-shrunk but allow 2-4%|
|Eco Credentials:||Azo-Free, Co-Op, Fair Trade (non-certified), GOTS-certified production, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, Handwoven, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic (certified), Sustainable, Vegan, VOC-Free|