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SKU 6120-8080
  • Specifications:

    GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard

    100% organic linen

    54" / 137 cm

    4.6 oz yd2 / 156 gm m2

    Ilahae is washable in cool water; line or air dry.

  • Ilahae is an unincorporated community located on the Rogue River. The area was home to Takelma Indians, then to European and Karok settlers, before becoming part of the Wild Rogue Wilderness area. In the 21st century, it's a stopping place for hikers, boaters and other visitors. The 36 mile stretch of the Rogue River between Grave Creek and Ilahae is designated wild and scenic" and is one of the best-known whitewater runs in the United States.

    Ilahae is a sheer fabric, light as a breeze and soft as a breath yet imbued with linen's natural strength. Use it alone or layer it with other fabrics to create a dreamy softness in window treatments, bedding, or appointments.

  • Ilahe is a sheer fabric, light as a breeze and soft as a breath. Use it alone or layer with other fabrics to create a dreamy softness in any space. Offered in six subtle tones.

    GOTS (the Global Organic Textile Standard) is your assurance of many important things that can make you feel great about your fabric choice, including:

    SAFETY: No known or suspected toxic chemicals have been used in the manufacture of the fabric, so you won't find them residual in the fabric you are using. Among the prohibited chemicals:

      • All Flame Retardants: Brominated or Chlorinated
      • All Endocrine Disruptors
      • Formaldehyde and other short chain aldehydes
      • Halogenated solvents
      • Fluorocarbons (PFC's)
      • Heavy metals (i.e., lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic)
      • Chlorophenols (TCP, PCP)
      • Aromatic solvents (benzene, toluene)

    In fact, all the chemicals that are the subject of Greenpeace's very important DETOX Campaign are completely prohibited. For a complete list of the toxic chemicals prohibited and restricted by GOTS, click on the link below. The Link will open to the title page of the current, 4.0, GOTS standard. You want page 8, section 2.3.1: Prohibited and Restricted Inputs:

    WATER TREATMENT: GOTS requires thorough water treatment at each step of the manufacturing process. This is especially important with fabric because the production of fabric uses copious amounts of water, indeed, the textile industry is the #1 industrial polluter of water in the world. And this chemically filled effluent enters our groundwater, circulating around the world. Since, as Gene Lisa says, there is not a no peeing" part of the swimming pool: the toxic chemicals being dumped into the Irawaddy or the Yellow River in China affect us all.

    CARBON FOOTPRINT: A GOTS certified fabric is the best choice if you're concerned about carbon footprint issues - even though the GOTS standard does not directly address carbon footprint. Please click here for a discussion of that topic.

    WORKER SAFETY AND WORKER RIGHTS: GOTS also assures workers of safe and hygienic working conditions in the mills, and fair wages. Child and slave labor are prohibited.

    1 Cooper, Peter, Clearer Communication", Ecotextile News, May 2007.,Please note that some sources say it is #2.,,Whether #2 or #1, the textile industry uses gargantuan quantities of water. Everyone agrees that agriculture is #1. If you want to count agriculture as an industry then agriculture is #1 and textiles is #2 - or #3 according to some sources. ,Here again, #1, #2, #3 - or #4 - the textile industry uses and pollutes gargantuan quantities of water.,,Please,,click here to learn more about water use in the textile industry.