Columbia

7100-06-sample

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Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia
Columbia


About

Columbia is a soft yet strong and supple basketweave looking fabric. The viscose fibers give it a subtle shimmer which means it can be dressed up or down. Whether it's for story time, nap time or cocktail time, count on Columbia to be a stress-free fabric that's easy to love. For upholstery, drapery, skirts, dresses, whatever your imagination can come up with.


Eco Facts

Columbia is Oeko-Tex 100 certified. Oeko-Tex is Swiss, and is one of the oldest third-party certifications, launched in 1992. The Oeko-Tex 100 standard assures you that the fabric contains no residual chemicals of concern, so it is safe to bring into your home or office or use on your body. Why is this fact important? The majority of dyed and finished fabrics are, by weight, 25% residual chemicals. Chemicals with a known toxic toxicity profile are used frequently in textile manufacture.


The Fabric Name

Columbia is named after the Columbia River, the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. It is the fourth-largest river in the United States and has the greatest flow of any North American river draining into the Pacific. The river system hosts many species of anadromous fish, which migrate between freshwater habitats and the Pacific Ocean. These fish—especially salmon—provided the core subsistence for native peoples.


Uses

upholstery

Specifications

  • abrasion test results: 30,000 Martindale**
  • care: This fabric will tighten up just a bit with the first washing, and lose a bit of its luster; becoming slightly more matte. Shrinkage is about 8% in length only if washed in cool water and line or air dried. A little more than 10% in hot temperatures.
  • certification:

    Oeko-Tex 100

  • content:

    40% cotton; 30% linen; 30% viscose*

  • weight:

    13.1 oz yd2 / 444 gm2

  • 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?