Monroe is a mid-weight fabric made of interesting “fancy” yarns that give textural interest. Great for dresses, other apparel, and curtains.
What does it mean for a fabric to be GOTS certified?
It means a whole lot, including requiring that at least 90% of fibers be certified organic (ours are 100%); no chemicals can be used which have been proven - or are suspected - to harm humans or the environment at any stage of the textile production process; water treatment to a very high standard is required; and certain worker safety and rights issues are honored, like no child or slave labor and certain minimal level of safe working conditions (These are still huge problems in textile mills outside of the “developed” countries. Many mills are still in the 19th century.) Although it does not explicitly address carbon footprint, a GOTS certified FABRIC is the best choice by far, carbon wise right now - exponentially better than recycled polyester, for instance, or of conventional cotton fabric. Read more here: LINK to carbon footprint
Fabric made from organic cotton which is produced conventionally can be – and almost always is – full of residual toxic chemicals – and its production released chemicals into our groundwater; its carbon footprint stinks, and worker safety was not considered.
Buy safe fabric – and know it is safe because you have a strict, reliable, third party certification.
Great for dresses, other apparel, curtains, tabletop and lighter use upholstery. (most headboards – the chair Uncle Bob uses twice a week)
- Abrasion Test Result: 15,000 Martindale*
Monroe is pre-shrunk and washable in any temperatures. Use cool temps to preserve color and energy.
GOTS, The Global Organic Textile Standard
100% organic cotton
10.0 oz yd2 / 515 gm m2
54" / 137 cm
- * A discussion of what the abrasion ratings mean.