Organic fibers only, but processed to GOTS
55 % organic linen
45% organic cotton
56" / 142 cm
6.0 oz yd2 / 203 gm m2
Washable in all temperatures, but we suggest cool water and cool air to prolong the life of your fabrics, and to save energy. Shrinkage in hot water is minimal at 2%.
Asotin, Washington is the last city along the Snake River route to Hell's Canyon, which is the deepest gorge on the American continent. Bighorn sheep, elk, deer, black bear and mountain goats may be seen along the banks of the river. The area is a sportsman's paradise. Asotin" is from the Nez Perce language and means place of eel" from the abundance of eels caught there.
The fabric is a blend of organic linen and organic cotton, woven to resemble the finest linen lawn, with a smooth, crisp hand. It is 6.0 oz. per square yard, so it has a bit more substance than does traditional lawn. This fabric can be used for curtains, bedding, clothing, anyplace you would want a lightweight, tightly woven, washable fabric! It has a slightly slubbed appearance which gives it depth and interest. It comes in 10 playful colors, perfect for kids and babies. And did we mention it was washable?
The organic fibers were spun, woven and dyed in compliance with The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which means that no chemicals of concern were used in any step of the production process which might harm you, so you can use this fabric knowing that it is safe for you and your family. Among the specifically prohibited chemicals and chemical classes are:
The mill in China where this fabric is woven is a mill where the principals are dedicated to green technology. Consequently, not only are their air and water quality standards very high (most are requirements of GOTS), but the mill has a renewable energy plan that they have made application to the Chinese government to help to fund.
Since the mill treats the wastewater, you won't be contributing to any other family's health concerns. The mill has on-site water treatment - it monitors sediment quantities, temperature and water pH. The effluent meets drinking water standards when released.
Finally the GOTS requirements ensures that workers are treated well, they're paid fair wages, and child and slave labor is not allowed. Working conditions are good (such as having air purification on the premises); there is adequate light and ventilation.
To be clear: When we say that the fabric is produced in compliance with GOTS, we mean that we adhere to the GOTS standard even though we cannot prove it to you because someone in the chain of custody has dropped their GOTS certification, or never gotten it. We know that we advise you to avoid suppliers who claim to be safe but do not have the certificates to prove it (putting us in an awkward position!) so if this makes you uncomfortable, please select a different fabric which has GOTS or Oeko Tex certification. Our goal is to convert all fabrics to third party certifications.