Fiber only is organic, GOTS compliant processing
100% organic linen
54" / 137 cm
9.0 oz yd2 / 305 gm m2
Wash in cool water and dry on low temperature; shrinkage is about 5% length and width; in hot, 10%.
Copper Creek is a river near Tacoma, Washington which has a 6.1 mile long stretch of Class IV-V whitewater coupled with beautiful North Cascade Range scenery. It's a popular day trip for rafters and kayakers.
Like sun sparkling on the water, the fabric, woven from 100% pure organic linen - is a lively twill. It is a versatile mid-weight fabric, smooth and supple with a wonderful hand and drape. It can be used in a wide variety of applications, from drapery and bedding to apparel.
The organic fibers were woven in compliance with The Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which means that no synthetic chemicals were used in the dyestuffs, weaving or finishing which might harm you, so you can use this fabric knowing that it is safe for you and your family. In addition, the mills treat the wastewater, so you won't be contributing to any other family's health concerns; and the workers are paid well and treated decently.
Copper Creek is produced 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.
The mill has on-site water treatment through which they monitor and clean sediment; measure and correct both temperature and pH; and clean their effluent to drinking water standards.
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.