Organic Cotton

Our certified Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib is produced within a transparent low-impact supply chain and is available in stores and online. We’re proud to say that these exclusive Organic Cotton ranges are fully certified by the independent auditing body Control Union [1146287]. Our Organic Cotton Sweatshirting + Rib ranges are also accredited to OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and are manufactured within the Bluesign system.

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Why Choose Organic Cotton?

There are so many reasons why organic cotton is preferable to conventional cotton. One of the biggest factors is that organic cotton uses far less resources! Global conventional cotton production requires over 250 billion tons of water annually. In comparison, organic cotton uses more than 90% less water, as well as much lower energy and far less CO2 emissions.

Organic cotton growing also uses only organic-approved fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides from plants, animals and minerals, decreasing your likelihood of exposure to unhealthy chemicals, as well as protecting farmers and workers, and their lands within the cotton production system.

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Origin + Transparency

All of the mills involved in the making of our Organic Cotton ranges have accreditations for Bluesign, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and OEKO-Tex Standard 100. Check out the locations for various stages of the cotton journey below:

Raw Cotton Growing + Ginning — Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean coast
Spinning — Denizli, on Turkey’s Aegean coast
Knitting — Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean coast
Dyeing + Finishing — Marmara Ereğlisi, in the Turkish province of Tekirdağ

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Uses + Exclusive Colours

Our Organic Cotton comes in two styles — Organic Sweatshirting and matching Rib. Our sweatshirting is a ultra-cosy heavyweight knit at 320gsm in weight, with a smooth face and fluffy fleece reverse. It's a breathable fabric made with 100% natural cotton, featuring a matt opaque finish and minimal mechanical stretch.
Our rib is 335gsm in weight and 130cm wide (non-tubular). This 100% cotton rib has been knitted with a 3x1 face and a 1x1 reverse, creating a flatter finish on the reverse and ribbed face. This clever structure gives the rib extra stability and density, creating a fully opaque fabric with a subtle natural stretch across the width, a dry hand feel and matt finish. Check out the colours available below! Our retail stores generally stock the entire colour range, and we recommend checking in for specific colour availability if you are after something in particular.

Organic Cotton Sweatshirting | 320gsm | 175cm wide

Organic Cotton Rib | 335gsm | 126cm wide

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