We strive to represent the fabrics and products on display as accurately as possible. Colours can of course deviate slightly, due to differences in computer screens. Should you have any doubts about the colour, send us an e-mail, and we can try and send you a small sample of the fabric you are interested in.
Why organic cotton?
Cotton is a versatile and comfortable material that can be used for a huge range of purposes. This is what makes cotton so popular, and one of the most used materials in the world today. But unfortunately, the production of cotton also involves the highest use of pesticides and fertilizers. This depletes the soil on which the cotton is grown, meaning that even more pesticides/fertilizers are needed in following years. A vicious circle. And it's the farmers that have to do their work amid all of these toxins. Certainly not a healthy environment, and certainly not the working conditions that even come close to the labour laws that we are accustomed to. The further processing of cotton also involves the use of many products that are very harmful to the environment, such as bleach, poisonous dyes and formaldehyde. And these substances are not just a disaster for the environment. Cotton is a constant part of our daily lives; the shirt you are wearing, the towel you use to dry yourself, the bed linen you sleep in. And so your body is actually also in direct contact with traces of these substances, which can cause allergic reactions.
It could actually seem more sensible to leave cotton alone altogether, but fortunately, increasingly more organic cotton is being cultivated. Production of this cotton does not involve pesticides and fertilizers, instead introducing crop rotation to keep the soil healthy and in balance. But it doesn't stop there. Safe alternatives that have minimum negative effect on both people and the environment, are used in further processing. And besides the fact that the cotton farmers are able to work in a more healthy environment, a better price is also paid for their cotton, allowing them to create a better standard of living for themselves.
Instructions for use
We advise you to always treat the textiles with care. Wash them at a low temperature. Always sort laundry by colour to avoid releasing colour on other laundry items. It is wise not to soak patterned textiles (to avoid colour bleeding) and to wash coloured textiles with a colour detergent. Never overfill the washing machine. An overfull washing machine will not operate efficiently, resulting in disappointing results. We advise you to hang your washing outside to dry when possible, as this has the least impact on the environment and allows the creases to simply be blown away! It's of course possible to dry cotton fabrics and products in the dryer, but considering the extra use of energy and general wear and tear of the material, we advise you to do this as little as possible. We also advise you to remove the washing from the washing machine/dryer as soon as the programme is finished. The machine stays warm after finishing its cycle, causing extra creasing to the washing, and even shrinkage. Furthermore, we would like to point out that our fabrics are environmentally friendly produced, with no, old-fashioned, aggressive after-treatments. Finally, we advise you to always wash products inside-out, in order to preserve the colour and fabric.