This organic cotton jersey yardage is naturally coloured warm lavender-grey, printed with gingko leaves and woad seeds. gingko one – organic eco print It is listed under natural dyed fabrics. gingko three – organic eco print The soft and sturdy jersey is a good weight for t-shirts, skirts, dresses, undergarments and the like.
I like this style. For a cloth mask, I don’t think the front seam affects permeability, and it allows for a more comfortable shape along the top edge. Small tucks keep the lower edge under and around your chin. The outer of these is a fairly tight woven, natural dyed cotton. The lining is a…… Continue reading canary mask & pattern
Tailoring with all natural materials on the Singer 31-15, c. 1942. Wool gabardine dyed with goldenrod, madder and cochineal. Backed and lined with organic cotton. Organic cotton thread dyed with onion skins. Old shell buttons.
20% of global water pollution is the result of dyeing textiles. https://www.soilassociation.org/thirsty-for-fashion/ Fashion production causes 10% of global carbon emissions. https://www.innovationintextiles.com/circular-fashion-closing-clothings-waste-loop/ It takes 7600 litres of water to make one pair of jeans. https://fashionunited.uk/case/future-of-fashion-production-sustainable-high-tech-and-on-demand It takes 2700 litres of water to make one T-shirt. https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-a-cotton-t-shirt Organic cotton consumes 91% less water than “conventional” cotton. http://aboutorganiccotton.org/faq/…… Continue reading 20% of global water pollution
Organic designation promises virtues that are tangible and desirable but generally invisible. Labelling claims range from legit to whatever, creating a consumer landscape filled with a mix of reality, good intentions and greenwashing. Certifications like GOTS and Oeko-Tex apply to textiles. They are helpful for many reasons. Their guidelines are…… Continue reading the virtues of organic cotton
The Basics of Organic Versus Conventional Cotton Textile Production organic conventional Natural, untreated GMO free seeds. Typically GMO seeds, treated with fungicides and/or insecticides. Healthy soil through crop rotation. Increased organic matter retains moisture in soil. Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to mono-crop culture and intensive irrigation. Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects…… Continue reading the organic cotton difference