Dungeness

2011-5

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Dungeness
Prussian blue
Peregrine
Otter
Chestnut

Uses:

upholstery

Specifications:

  • abrasion test results: 25,000 Wyzenbeek
  • certification: GOTS certified through weaving; Oeko-Tex 100 dyes
  • content: 100% organic cotton
  • weight: 10 oz yd2 / 339 gm m2
  • width: 59" / 150 cm

Care:

Wash in cool water and dry on low heat; shrinkage is 8% in length and none in width. In hot temperatures, Dungeness will shrink a bit over 10% in length the first time you wash it in hot.

About:

Dungeness is a reliable twill, woven of 100% organic cotton. Its softness and matte appearance make it a natural for upholstery, drapery, top of bed, and apparel.

Eco Facts:

Made from American-grown organic cotton, the fabric was woven at the first (and still only) mill in the United States that produces fabrics to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Our next production run of Dungeness may not be an All American made product because this one and only GOTS certified mill in the US has given up its expensive GOTS certification due to lack of demand. Help us create demand!

Dungeness is an organic FABRIC, not just a fabric made of organic fibers. Learn what that means:

The Fabric Name:

We named this fabric after the crab, because, besides loving its sweet meat (and feeling guiltless about eating it because it's a Best Choice" according to Seafood Watch published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium), the Dungeness crab (Metcarcinus magister), is native to North America.


 

Made from American-grown organic cotton, the fabric was woven at the first (and still only) mill in the United States that produces fabrics to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Our next production run of Dungeness may not be an All American made product because the only GOTS certified spinner in the US has given up its GOTS certification, at least temporarily, because of lack of demand. Help us create demand!

The fabric is GOTS certified through weaving, meaning that all GOTS requirements as to chemical use, water treatment are followed: 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.

And like all Two Sisters fabrics, Dungeness has no flame retardant or stain repellant finishes, no finish of any kind.

We named this fabric after the crab, because, besides loving its sweet meat (and feeling guiltless about eating it because it's a Best Choice" according to Seafood Watch published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium), the Dungeness crab (Metcarcinus magister)is native to North America.

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?