Astoria

1000-5-sample

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Astoria
Astoria
Astoria
Astoria
Astoria


About

The yarn used in Astoria is 100% pure organic long fiber linen*. The resulting fabric is simple yet supremely elegant, cool to the touch and absorbent. A lighter weight fabric, it is ideal for a wide variety of uses.

[1] What do we mean by long fiber linen? Arguably, the single most important determinant of the quality of the final fabric is the length of the fibers that are spun into the yarn. While cotton fibers are very short – the longest (and highest quality, most expensive ) being just under 2 inches; linen and hemp fibers are, on average (high quality fiber) over 18 inches. But it takes special equipment and skill to spin those long fibers, so most producers “cottonize” their fibers, meaning they chop them into the 2-inch average that cotton producing equipment (yarn spinners and looms, etc) can handle.  Long fiber linen or hemp will become more lustrous with use. It will literally last many decades.


Eco Facts

Astoria is a GOTS certified fabric. If we all insisted that everything we buy containing fabric use GOTS certified fabric, we would go a long way to helping to cool the warming of the climate. Like all of our fabrics, Astoria is fine to brin into a home with infants. For more of the benefits of GOTS, the gold standard of third-party certifications for fabrics, click here.


The Fabric Name

Named after the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria is located at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. Victorian homes cling to steep hillsides set against a backdrop of tremendous natural beauty in the temperate rainforest at the mouth of the Columbia River. It takes us back to simpler times with an extraordinary sense of place and feeling of history.


Uses

Curtains, bedding, decorative pillows, apparel - anytime you need a lightweight yet strong fabric.

Specifications

  • care: Washable in all temperatures, but we suggest cool water and cool air to prolong the life of your fabrics, their colors, and to save energy. Using cool wash and low dryer temperatures, Astoria will shrink about 5% in length and width. In hot temperatures, Astoria will shrink 10%; but just the first time it is washed.
  • certification:

    GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard

  • content:

    100% organic linen

  • railroaded:

    No; no directionality**

  • weight: 6 oz yd2 / 207 gm m2
    Color oatmeal a bit heavier, the 3 other colors slightly lighter.
  • width: 54" / 137 cm



Why choose us?

We've done the work for you

Over the years, Patty and Leigh Anne dedicated tons of time researching ethical and sustainable production—how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things)  and to our planet.  They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right?