Organic cotton with linen
Properties of linen
Linen is known for its moisture absorbing and moisture releasing properties, which gives it a nice cool feeling when it’s hot. It is perfect for lightweight summer accessories, knitted jackets and oversized sweaters.
Why organic cotton?
Organic cotton is a guarantee of sustainability. No transgenic seeds are used in its cultivation, and in this way, the soil is kept healthy, with a natural balance that attracts beneficial insects to the crop, avoiding the need for the use of pesticides and insecticides, extremely harmful to health (apparently almost a dozen of the most common pesticides used in non-organic crops are carcinogenic agents).
Soil preparation is done with crop rotation, which conserves more soil moisture; this reduces the use of intensive irrigation. During harvesting, natural processes should be used for defoliation, discouraging the use of chemical processes.
During the spinning process, natural agents such as non-toxic corn starch are used, and for bleaching (if any), safe peroxides are used; avoiding harmful dyes or bleaches. Unlike the production of non-organic cotton where additional chemicals are used including in many cases formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
Although initially, the prices of this natural product may seem more expensive because they require a higher initial investment, the long term payback is priceless; while the consumption of non-organic cotton maintains a system of lower expenses economically, but devastating environmentally and socially.
Why opt for the organic version of this plant?
– To promote fair trade practices, where benefits are shared throughout the value chain.
– Because it guarantees environmental sustainability, avoiding intensive cultivation that depletes soils and conserves freshwater sources, flora and fauna and habitat health by not using toxic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides.
– It reduces the risk for producers, traders and consumers of being in contact with chemicals harmful to health, such as dioxins, chlorine or formaldehyde; and heavy metals such as chromium, copper and zinc.
– Reduces skin allergies, especially in the case of infants.
– Plants are guaranteed to continue producing their seeds.
– The production of natural and organic cotton reduces carbon emissions compared to non-organic fabrics.
– Because it generates a valuable contribution to the preservation of the environment for future generations.
– There are more and more options in the apparel and home linen market; using the natural version of cotton is not divorced from style, fashion and trends.
For all of the above, organic cotton with linen is a great option for sustainable knitting.
READ. Important information:
You should keep in mind that artisan dyeing is not like industrial dyeing. Batches are small, and the intensity and distribution of colors may vary from one skein to another. If you need the skeins to be from the same dye lot and as similar as possible, write it in the order notes to take it into account.
It is also important for you to know that the colors may look different on each screen and that the mix and distribution of colors you receive may differ from the photo because no two skeins are exactly alike.
In any case, no worries! because if when you receive the skeins they are not what you expected, we will start the return process without a problem and at no cost to you.
Hand wash with water at a temperature below 30º with a neutral soap. Dry the garment horizontally to avoid deformations.