45% viscose, 37% cotton, 18% linen
54" / 137 cm
15.9 oz yd2 / 539 gm m2
90,000 Martindale1, suitable for heavy-duty residential upholstery use.
This fabric is washable, though the weight makes for an extremely long time in the dryer. Shrinkage is about 6% in length and 4% in width in either hot or cold water.
1For a discussion of what the abrasion ratings mean, please click here.
Giant sequoias (also called "coast redwoods") are nature's superlatives: the world's largest single tree and largest living thing by volume (growing to an average height of 50-85M / 164-279ft) – and they're among the oldest living things on Earth. Even the bark of the tree grows up to 3 feet thick! They have a truly distinctive appearance, and stands of these ancient trees are some of the most fascinating and mesmerizing environments on earth. We didn't have to look far for a name for this fabric given all its superlatives! Sequoia (the fabric) is superlative too: it's one of our most durable fabrics (with a rating of 90,000 Martindale) and will perform well in even the most demanding home environments.
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: www.oekotex.com. Specifically banned are:
Textile products bearing the Oeko-Tex 100 certification mark, in addition to being safe 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. The mill where this fabric was woven uses hydro and natural gas fuel power, which has low emissions.