Poplins are smooth, lightweight, durable and not very expensive. The fabric is woven in a plain weave, with more yarns in the warp than in the weft. All poplins from Ecological Textiles are GOTS certified and made from 100% organic cotton without synthetic fibers.
The poplins in our collection are between 125-145 gr/m2 in weight. Each fabric has a unique feel, due to differences in the fineness of the yarns and different densities in both the warp and weft. Some fabrics are mercerised, which gives them some more lustre, another (somewhat crispy) feel and a higher dirt-repellent effect.
Poplins are believed to be developed in the French town Avignon during the 15th century. According to one 18th century source the original name of the fabric was 'papelaine', a reference to the popes who resided in Avignon some decades in the 14th century.
It is possible to order separate samples of each fabric, but we also prepared sample sets that give an overview of all colours and qualities. These sample sets can be ordered here: