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Puget in color faw is fully GOTS certified; other colors were produced before we got the GOTS certification but they are GOTS compliant EXCEPT that the ramie is not third party certified.
27% organic cotton
54" / 137 cm
15.2 oz yd2 / 515 gm m2
Washable in cool water, line or air dry on low. No shrinkage.
Puget was named after Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and part of the newly recognized Salish Sea. The United States Geological Survey defines Puget Sound as a bay with numerous channels and branches; more specifically, it's a fjord system of flooded glacial valleys. The term "Puget Sound" is used not just for the body of water but also for the Puget Sound region centered on the sound, including the cities of Seattle and Tacoma.
This sturdy fabric with a nubby texture is soft to the touch, but its hemp and linen framework makes it another classic workhorse. Abrasion results of 40,000 Martindale1 means it can take whatever you can dish out. A classic workhorse with a timeless appeal.
The organic fibers were woven in compliance with The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which means many things, including:
1. The prohibition of a long list of chemicals, such as formaldehyde, fluorocarbons (PFC's), heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury), the same chemicals prohibited in the GOTS standard.
2. Basic worker rights are honored and decent working conditions provided.
3. Although it is not specifically called out in the standard, a GOTS certified fabric is the best carbon choice by far, even if manufactured overseas and shipped back to the United States (for an explanation of why this is so, click here).
The GOTS standard is completely transparent, nothing is proprietary so there is no guessing as to standards used. You can download it at: www.global-standard.org. To learn more about GOTS, why it is important for you and your Earth, please read the answer to the question: "How can we make sure a fabric is free of chemicals of concern?"
To be clear: When we say that the fabric is produced in compliance with GOTS, we mean that we adhere to the GOTS standard even though we cannot prove it to you because someone in the chain of custody has dropped their GOTS certification. We know that we advise you to avoid suppliers who claim to be safe but do not have the certificates to prove it (putting us in a rather awkward position!) so if this makes you uncomfortable, please select a different fabric which has GOTS or Oeko Tex certification. We promise that we are converting to all third party certifications as soon as humanly possible.
1For a discussion of what the abrasion ratings mean, please click here.