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54" / 137 cm
16.2 oz yd2 / 549 gm m2
25,000 Martindale; suitable for heavy duty residential upholstery use1.
Washable in all temperatures, but to avoid shrinkage of 12% in length and 5% in width, and to save energy, use cool water; line or air dry. Shrinkage, on cool, is 2% width/4% length. Do not overdry; iron while still damp.
1For a discussion of what the abrasion ratings mean, please click here.
This fabric is named after the Salish Sea, which is an intricate network of coastal waterways located between the southwestern tip of British Columbia and the northwestern tip of the state of Washington. It is one of the world's largest and biologically rich inland seas, with 37 species of mammals, 172 species of birds, 247 species of fish, and over 3000 species of invertebrates, of these, 113 are threatened or endangered. The name recognizes and pays tribute to the first inhabitants of the region, the Coast Salish.
This is a linen fabric produced by a Belgian "Master of Linen", a European designation which guarantees excellence. Its gutsy weight makes it suitable for many uses, from upholstery to drapery. It can be dressed up for the city, too.
Easy to care for, easy to love.
Salish is Oeko-Tex 100 certified. Oeko Tex is one of the oldest third party certifications, launched in 1992. Its aim is to ensure that products pose no risk to human health.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 tests only the end product.,Processing is not addressed, for example, wastewater treatment is not included, nor are workers rights addressed., ,It is NOT an organic certification and products bearing this mark are not necessarily made from organically grown fibers. Oeko Tex is only concerned with the safety of the final product.
The certification process includes thorough testing for a lengthy list of chemicals, including all of the chemicals of concern, among which are lead, antimony, arsenic, phthalates, pesticides, and chlorinated phenols. The official table of limits for tested chemicals may be found on the Oeko-Tex website.
Specifically banned are:
Textile products bearing the Oeko-Tex 100 certification mark, in addition to being safe to use, have a skin friendly pH. Skin's natural pH is a tad acidic, and when it's eroded your defenses are down, leaving you vulnerable to bacteria, moisture loss, and irritation. Oeko-Tex certified fabrics will not create these stresses. And the fabrics will feel lovely against your skin.