Double gauze might be the most popular summer fabric in the US for apparel. Now this is single gauze, but you can double it to achieve double because it is so inexpensive. Plus the white version - you can DIY dye it in different colors and layer it to achieve super cool effects. Send us photos, please!
GOTS requires that not only are the fibers spun in to the yarns be third party certified organic, but that every step of the production process adhere to a strict set of requirements, including; no chemicals can be used which have been proven to harm humans or the environment at any stage of the textile production process; water must be treated to a very high standard before release back into the local river, lake, whatever; and certain worker safety and worker rights issues are honored, like no child or slave labor and a certain minimal level of safe working conditions (Still a prominent problem in textile production.) 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. Even a GOTS certified fabric shipped from Asia to America is lots better, carbon footprint-wise, than a conventionally produced fabric of any fiber type. (See our FAQ about carbon footprint if you're interested.) GOTS does allow up to 5% non-organic fibers in fabric, such as the use of lycra giving stretch to fabrics; and there are lower levels of GOTS allowing down to just 70% organic fibers. The fabrics must be labeled 70% or whatever. Our GOTS fabrics are all 100% organic fibers.
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Everybody has this commodity fabric - just not in version that contains no chemicals of concern. Remember, even "organic cotton" cheesecloth is absolutely no guarantee that you are not using a fabric that will also provide unwanted chemicals. The cheesecloth MUST be not just made with organic cotton. It must be GOTS certified. It's like applesauce. You can start with organic apples, but if you add red dye #2, emulsifiers, stabilizers, etc., you do not produce organic applesauce.
Apparel, billowy curtains, cheesecloth. Really - buy a yard to use as cheesecloth in your kitchen. This cheesecloth will not provide unwanted chemicals as you baste your turkey. Use it to strain homemade cold brew, nut milks, infused oil, stocks, broths, tofu; to bundle herbs into a bouquet garni for soups or stews, or around powdered sugar as a makeshift sifter. All without poisoning your family or guests!!
- abrasion test results: Not an upholstery fabric.
- care: Washable in all temperatures. Pre-shrunk.
- certification: GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard
- content: 100% organic cotton
- directionality: Non-directional
- weight: 2.5 oz yd2 / 170 gm m2
- width: 54" / 137 cm