organic cotton voile and batist

View the lightweights from our collection here, organic cotton voile and batist. These fine plain weaves, sometimes almost transparant, are perfect for making blouses, dresses, lingerie etc. and are also used for lining.


Offwhite voile GOTS organic cotton

Offwhite voile light GOTS organic cotton, 155 cm width, PFP

Voile of organic cotton natural colour

Offwhite batist GOTS organic cotton PFP

Grey batist GOTS organic cotton

Green batist GOTS organic cotton

Blue batist GOTS organic cotton

Red brown batist GOTS organic cotton

Black batist GOTS organic cotton

Light blue batist GOTS organic cotton

Natural batist GOTS organic cotton

Crinkled muslin of organic cotton in simply taupe colour

Crinkled muslin of organic cotton in illuminating colour

Crinkled muslin of organic cotton in charcoal colour

Double layer muslin organic cotton Bristol Blue colour

Double layer muslin organic cotton Chalk Pink colour

Double layer muslin organic cotton natural colour

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Ultimate gray double muslin of organic cotton

Offwhite double muslin of organic cotton

Undyed double muslin of organic cotton

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Black double muslin of organic cotton

Classic blue double muslin of organic cotton

Double muslin of organic cotton in honey colour

Double muslin of organic cotton in beetle colour

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Purple organic cotton batist


All these voile and batist fabrics are GOTS certified. GOTS is the leading standard for organic textiles, and fabrics carrying the GOTS label represent the ultimate in ecological and sustainable production. It not only assures you that the cotton from which this fabric was made was grown organically, without using insecticides or pesticides, you can also be sure that the most ecological and socially responsible methods have been used throughout the entire production process. This means amongst (many) other things:

  • no GMO

  • no harmful chemicals

  • no child labour

  • only eco friendly dyes or printing inks are used. Dyes and inks that are classified as allergenic are forbidden

  • eco friendly finishing, for example no chlorine bleaching but oxygen bleaching instead

About organic cotton

Cotton is the most commonly used fiber for clothing textiles. Of course! Cotton as it is e.g. used in these voiles and batists, 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.