Bainbridge

t2010-7735

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Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Bainbridge


About

Bainbridge is a wonderfully soft linen of the finest quality, a sophisticated semi-sheer leno weave. The fibers are very long fibers.  The linen is not "cottonized."*


Eco Facts

Cedar is GOTS certified. 
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. 
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.


The Fabric Name

Located in the middle of Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island is a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, so it's no wonder that over 60% of islanders commute to Seattle for their employment. Bainbridge Island is a stop along The Whale Trail: sites where one can have a reasonably good chance of seeing orcas or other cetaceans at some time during the year.


Uses

Beautiful as drapery as well as duvet covers, clothes - lots of uses. Now Bainbridge is a semi-sheer, so you might need an underlayment fabric from some uses. Try our muslin, Astoria, Asotin, sateen – lots of choices.

Specifications

  • care:

    Although Bainbridge can be washed in cool water and line dried, professional green cleaning is recommended to maintain its crisp appearance. If washed, iron while still damp; because, if you wait until the linen is completely dry, linen is really hard to iron. If it does get dry, spritz with water – with distilled water (If there are minerals in your tap water, those minerals may stain).

  • certification:

    GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard)

  • content:

    100% organic linen

  • railroaded:

    Yes**

  • weight:

    6.2 oz yd2 / 210 gm m2

  • 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?