Solar Grid has a satisfying geometric quality and open grid. It changes character when washed: it contracts considerably (12% length and width), tightens its openness, and becomes softer and softer. Baby blankets made with Solar Grid will be treasured. Our fashion designer friend gave us a tunic style top sewn with it and its drape and elegance make it look like we're ready for a night out while its feel is like wearing cozy pajamas.
Like all the fabrics in the Two Sisters collection, 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.
We thought of captured light when we saw this fabric, so the name Solar Grid pays homage to this open geometric grid of the finest organic linen. Grown and processed to the absolute minimum, the fabric is reminiscent of new mown hay in the sun.
- certification: Organic fiber only
- content: 100% organic linen
- weight: 9.0 oz yd2 / 305 gm m2
- width: 110" / 279 cm
Solar Grid has the added advantage of being an extra wide width (110"). An additional aspect of Solar Grid is that it changes character when washed, it becomes softer and loses its geometric quality, making it suitable for a wide variety of applications and environments.
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:
- AOX in primary effluent
- Aromatic solvents
- Bleaching can be oxygen based only
- Chlorophenols (TCP, PCP)
- Complexing agents and active de detergents such as APEO, EDTA, DTPA and similar,
- Formaldehyde and other short chain aldehydes
- Fungicides and biocides
- Halogenated solvents
- Heavy metals (inputs must be heavy metal free as defined by ETAD)
- Nano Particles
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 waste water temperature and pH; and clean their water effluent to drinking water standard.
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 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.