Organic Cotton Elastic - Black 15mm
Organic Cotton Elastic - Black 15mm
Organic Cotton Elastic - Black 15mm
Organic Cotton Elastic - Black 15mm

Organic Cotton Elastic - Black 15mm


Regular price £2.99

An exciting development in haberdashery and sustainable fashion - organic cotton blended with natural rubber; a 100% biodegradable elastic!*

Black elastic tape, 15mm wide.

Price is per metre. Orders for more than one metre will be sent in one continuous length.

Ethical production:

Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilisers, which means it is better for people and planet. Natural rubber is an existing resource that helps fuel local economies and prevent deforestation, without the need for synthetic polymers.

(For a fascinating video about tapping rubber trees in the Amazon, head to this interview on our sister site, The Sustainable Fashion Collective).


Blended together, this organic cotton and natural rubber elastic is kinder to the planet and better for your skin. It also prevents any possible nasty fibres washing away into our water.

*Biodegradable; This elastic is unusual as it's 100% biodegradable. Elastic is usually made of synthetic polymers, which do not biodegrade and so continue to pollute the environment when thrown away. Of course, it won't start to biodegrade while you wear it! To kick start the bacteria needed to break down the material, ensure it is composted when it is eventually discarded (hopefully after many many years of love and use).

To care for your product:

This rubberband is washable up to 40°C (104°F) and will shrink about 5-8% in the first wash. We always recommend washing before sewing (in a load with like colours is absolutely fine) and to consider purchasing a touch more than you'll need - it's bound to come in handy.

Ideal for:

Clothes, hairbands and accessories. Particularly good for underwear; waistbands and leg openings of briefs.

Use it on jersey and woven fabrics, including light fabrics such as silk and satin.


Stepped pricing is available on quantities of 25 metres and over. Email us at to enquire.