knitted organic cotton fabrics


Organic cotton yarns can be knitted into a wide range of fabric constructions, e.g. jersey, interlock, rib and fleece. These fabrics are highly valued for their softness, durability and breathability. All our knitted 100 percent organic cotton fabrics are GOTS certified and produced in Turkey. The so-called Aegean organic cotton from which they are made, is famous for its high quality.

To the knitted organic cotton fabrics

Ecological Textiles: Organic cotton interlock

Organic cotton Interlock

Organic cotton interlocks, multiple qualities and weights, offering a high wearing comfort, natural elasticity and (because they do not curl) easy to handle.

Organic cotton (4x4) rib fabrics

Organic cotton Rib

Organic cotton rib fabrics in different weights, colours and structures: 1x1 rib, 2x2 rib and 4x4 rib. Organic cotton rib offers wearing comfort and a natural elasticity.

Ecological Textiles: Organic cotton single jersey

Organic cotton Single jersey

Single jersey, made from superior Aegean organic cotton. Highly breathable, stretchy, perfect for making clothing for daily use. View the different fabrics, colours and possibilities.


Ecological Textiles: Organic cotton sweat fabrics

Organic cotton sweat

Soft but strong organic cotton sweat fabrics, offering a good moisture absorbing capacity and high wearing comfort. Ecological Textiles offers both unbrushed and brushed sweat fabrics in different weights and colours. All organic cotton sweat fabrics are made from Aegean cotton and GOTS certified.


Ecological Textiles: Organic cotton terry fabric

Organic cotton knitted Terry fabric

Extraordinary soft and moisture absorbent fabrics providing a velvety texture that feels gentle against skin. Perfect for bathrobes, towels and more. Made from Turkish Aegean organic cotton and GOTS certified.


Ecological Textiles: Organic cotton velour

Organic cotton velour

Stretchy and particularly soft, warm, comfortable and with a luxurious look, as the upper side of the fabric has a beautiful lustre. Suitable for clothing as well as upholstery.


About organic cotton

Cotton is the most commonly used natural fibre for clothing textiles. Of course! Cotton feels comfortable, is soft on the skin, fairly strong and can absorb about twenty percent moisture of its own weight before feeling wet. Organic cotton fabrics such as the knitted qualities in the ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES 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 clothing. 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. 

Aegean organic cotton

All the organic cotton fabrics in the collection of ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES are made in Turkey. The Turkish cotton is of excellent quality (long fibres, 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.


Separate samples can be ordered on every product page. We also offer sample sets, with fabric samples from the same material, technique etc. View the possibilities of our Sample Service: