ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES produces woven organic cotton fabrics in the Aegean districts of Turkey. These are made from the superior Aegean organic cotton that is grown in the same districts. All the organic cotton fabrics (woven and knitted) are GOTS-certified.
Voile and batiste are the light weights in the ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES collection. The refined organic cotton voiles are semi-transparant, delicate, and still fairly strong. Voile and batiste are made from combed yarns, making the fabrics softer. They are used for e.g. lingerie, pyjamas, light weight dresses and elegant blouses.
Organic cotton canvas is made from slightly thicker yarns, thus making the fabrics a bit thicker, heavier and strong. Canvas has a high resistance against sunlight and stays in shape for a long time. In this collection you will also
find GOTS-certified water repellent canvas fabrics.
Canvas is versatile and not too expensive. It is used in apparel but also for making bags and other fashion accessories, as well as for upholstery.
Strong and durable woven twills, either made from organic cotton or from a blend of organic cotton and hemp. ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES offers both washed denims and raw qualities.
Like all other fabrics in the collection these denims are produced fair and following high ecological and social standards.
The flannels in the ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES collection are medium weight fabrics that are brushed on both sides, making them very soft. Molton is thicker, is also brushed on both sides and has a high absorption capacity. Flannels and moltons in this collection are made from organic cotton and
are GOTS certified.
These densely woven organic cotton fabrics all show the typical steep diagonal twill line. Another characteristic is its softly shining appearance.
Gabardines are breathable, fairly water-repellent and comfortable. The fabrics are perfect for making suits, jackets, skirts, trousers, uniforms. The gabardines have an average weight and the clothing made from them is usually suitable for wearing all year round.
The ultimate shirt fabrics, made from organic cotton and GOTS-certified.
Poplins are smooth, even and soft to touch. Poplins have a natural lustre, don't wrinkle easy and have good dirt-repelling properties. We offer poplins
in uni colours as well as printed fabrics.
Some of the poplins are mercerised, which gives them some more lustre, a somewhat crispy feel and a higher dirt-repellent effect.
Satins are famous for their beautiful sheen, nice pleating and luxurious look. Satin fabrics are also strong and durable. Perfect for dresses, jackets, fashion accessories etc. Some of the satins in our collection are made from 100% organic cotton, others contain two percent of elastane.
Our heavy weight woven terry has closed loops on both sides which gives it a high absorption capacity. A perfect heavy towel fabric, unbleached and undyed.
The fabric of course is GOTS-certified.
Waffle weave or honey comb weaves are well known for their highly absorbent qualities. They are applied in apparel and also for making bathrobes, towels, washing cloths.
ECOLOGICAL TEXTILES offers two qualities of this fabric.
Cotton is a gift to mankind. Its softness, fineness, strength, pleasant handle, insulating properties and moisture absorbing properties make it an ideal natural fibre for apparel or interior design. In this section of the Ecological Textiles webshop, you will find sustainable fabrics of woven organic cotton running from very fine batistes and voiles, to sturdy gabardines, shiny satins and lightweight poplins.
Ecological Textiles produces woven and knitted fabrics of organic cotton in Turkey. This means that the fabrics are produced following our specs, in factories with which we have a long and stable working relation. Cotton is grown in many parts of the world, so why do we produce in Turkey?
1) We primarily choose to work with the so called Aegean cotton because of it’s high quality. Aegean organic cotton is grown in the western and southern districts close to the Aegean Sea and has specific characteristics, such as its long fiber length and it’s high spinnability. It is famous for it’s beautiful colour and softness, and is known to be one of the best qualities in the world.
2) Turkish organic cotton is guaranteed to be GMO-free, because the Turkish Biosafety Law forbids GMO in the country. Consequently there have been no scandals involving traces of GMO on organic cotton in Turkey (in sharp contrast with India).
3) Turkey is the world’s second largest producer of organic cotton and has a big manufacturing industry. In Turkey itself this offers proximity of raw material to textile processing. For us, the proximity to Europe also reduces transportation and results in a lower carbon footprint.
Seperate samples can be ordered on every product page. We also offer sample sets with samples that are made from the same material, technique etc. View the possibilities in our Sample Service.
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The webshop offers the possibility of buying seperate samples and sample sets. It's possible to order small quantities, from one meter.