organic cotton poplins

Discover our poplins of organic cotton. Ecological Textiles offers unicoloured fabrics of different weights and colours as well as printed fabrics. All these fabrics are made from organic cotton. Poplins are always plain weaves. In different weights they are used for shirts and blouses, jackets, trousers or coats. Check the possibilities if you want your own colours or prints.

Natural medium poplin organic cotton GOTS

Black medium poplin organic cotton GOTS

Offwhite fine poplin GOTS organic cotton

New colour

Fine poplin GOTS organic cotton in navy colour

Offwhite fine poplin GOTS organic cotton PFP

Beige fine poplin GOTS organic cotton

Black fine poplin GOTS organic cotton

Yellow fine poplin GOTS organic cotton

Darkgreen fine poplin GOTS organic cotton

Superfine poplin GOTS organic cotton natural

Superfine poplin GOTS organic cotton optical white PFP

Superfine poplin GOTS organic cotton offwhite

Superfine poplin GOTS organic cotton black

Darkblue fine poplin sanforised, linen look

Fine poplin with blue and white stripes

Fine poplin with pink and white stripes

Mercerized and extrafine poplin GOTS organic cotton optical white

Mercerized and extrafine poplin GOTS organic cotton optical black

Superfine red organic cotton poplin with white dots

Superfine poplin organic cotton, polkadots black and white

Superfine fine dots GOTS organic cotton poplin

Tencel chambray

Poplin organic cotton/silk

About organic cotton

Cotton is the most commonly used fiber for clothing textiles. Of course! Cotton as it is e.g. used in these organic cotton poplin fabrics, feels comfortable, is soft on the skin, fairly strong and can absorb about twenty percent moisture before feeling wet. Organic cotton fabrics such as the knitted qualities in our collection feel cool because cotton is a good heat conductor. The heat insulating capacity is therefore low. That makes cotton an ideal material for making summer clothes! However, thicker and heavier cotton fabrics and yarns can also be used for making winter clothing. Organic cotton is skin-friendly, suitable for the sensitive skin, and easy to maintain.

One of the major objections to 'conventional' cotton is that it is sprayed with herbicides and insecticides. According to some studies, a quarter of the pesticides used worldwide end up on the cotton fields. It has been calculated that about 125 grams of agricultural poison is used to make a normal 250-gram T-shirt. The consequences for people and nature are disastrous. This applies in the first place to cotton workers.

Water use

A second objection is that cotton is a 'thirsty' plant that needs lots of water. Unfortunately, organic cotton is also increasingly being put away as an environmentally unfriendly plant for that reason. This picture is not entirely correct. Cotton is counted among the xerophites, plants that are able to limit their water needs. This can be due to the shape and structure of the leaf, but also due to a strong root system. An important part of cotton cultivation is without artificial irrigation, even in countries like India. In many areas the normal rainfall is enough to be able to grow cotton. On the other hand it is undoubtedly true that the desertification that occurred in some areas, can be traced to cotton cultivation. This is the case, for example, with the drying up of the Aral Sea. However, a major cause here is a destructive agricultural policy that has led to depletion of the earth.

Organic cotton

In the cultivation of organic cotton, no pesticides are used, natural enemies (insects) are combated in an environmentally friendly manner. Weeds are not sprayed but removed mechanically or manually. Picking the cotton balls is done manually, without defoliating the plant first. GMO is forbidden.
In addition, much attention is paid to the necessary restoration of the soil (through natural fertilization) and to water management.

Aegean organic cotton

All our 100% organic cotton fabrics are made in Turkey. The Turkish cotton is of excellent quality (long fibers, strong and soft) and the country has a fairly big cotton industry. Farming and processing take place in the same region. Transport to our Ecological Textiles warehouse is possible by truck.
Cotton is grown in various regions in Turkey. Ecological Textiles only uses so-called Aegean organic cotton, which is grown and processed in the region south-east of Izmir. We have built up a good working relationship with weaving and knitting companies here since 2005. The factories we work with are all GOTS certified.

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