General information about our organic fabrics

What is organic cotton?

Organic cotton is grown on fields where the farmers use natural resources and methods only. The cotton is hand-picked. No chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers are used. Crop rotation is used to prevent soil degradation. 

Fabrics and GOTS

All of Bo Weevil’s fabrics are produced using certified organic cotton. This is indicated by the GOTS label on the roll and our GOTS registration number CU005007. Because this label cannot be attached to the fabric for practical reasons, we can issue a statement indicating proof of certification for the fabrics you have purchased upon request. And here, you find our GOTS-certificate

Quality

Most of our fabrics are produced in Turkey, where they are either woven or knitted using high-quality Turkish Bergama cotton. Our goal is to offer you high-quality fabrics.  If – for whatever reason – you are not happy with our fabrics, please let us know and we will do our best to solve the issue.

Please note that for quality control reasons, samples have to be taken from various rolls of fabric in the factory.  Consequently, in rare cases, you may find a whole in our fabric. Unfortunately this cannot be prevented. 

Coloring and other treatments

Water peroxide is used to bleach our fabrics. Coloring is done using allowed synthetic dyes only. Formaldehyde may be used only in limited amounts. No heavy metals or AZO dyes may be used. Waste material is either re-used or disposed of in a responsible manner.  

We use low-impact, reactive dyes for our clothing. These are synthetic dyes. Control Union allows usage of specific types of synthetic dyes, provided that appropriate dying techniques and waste disposal systems are in place.  Synthetic dyes provide better colorfastness than natural dyes, thereby increasing the life-cycle of fabrics and clothing. The GOTS certification does not allow the use of optical bleaching agents. Therefore we use peroxide to bleach our white T-shirts and other clothing.  

Control Union performs  annual audits on the factories and workplaces where we produce our fabrics and clothing.

Washing, ironing, shrinkage

All of our fabrics have been washed and pre-shrunk, and treated to allow for a maximum of 5% shrinkage when washed at 40 degrees. The usual shrinkage is 3-4%. To save the environment and to keep our fabrics beautiful, we advise our customers not to use bleach, not to dry-clean, and to line dry. All of our fabrics may be ironed. We recommend low to medium heat. 


Sample lengths

We advise you to order sample meters to make sure that the fabric meets your expectations. As per October 2016 the order possibilities for fabrics have increased. Any length for sampling or smaller productions can be ordered now. We often got the question for quantities smaller than a roll but we could not give that service. This service has been handed over to Pure Fabricz who can give that service. In the webshop of Pure Fabricz you find all Bo Weevil fabrics and you can order any quantity you require. On our website you find a link for every fabric that directs you to the correct page of the Pure Fabricz webshop. You can also visit www.purefabricz.com directly.
For complete rolls you order directly with us. Same for the fabric swatches.


Availability

We do our best to have all fabrics in stock. From time to time however, we may run out of certain fabrics due to unexpectedly high sale volumes.  Because we do not want to disappoint you, we advise you to check early if the fabrics you want are in stock, especially in case of large shipments. Our fabrics our produced with the highest quality standards, hence production cycles may take up to two months.  


Conditions

Organic fabric has to be treated differently than conventional fabric. For instance, since the weaving and knitting runs are smaller, there may be more imperfections in the fabric. Also, due to the low-impact scouring agents and finishing techniques used to support eco-friendly processing, some stains or surface problems may be in the fabric.

We will do everything possible to provide the best quality while maintaining the integrity of the organic product, but keep these points in mind when you order organic fabrics.

Bo Weevil does not endorse any products created with our fabric. Any products which use Bo Weevil fabric are the sole responsibility of the creator/owner of the product and Bo Weevil is not liable for any legal action taken due to the product.

PLEASE NOTE: All sales are final. No rejections, returns or allowances made after goods are cut, processed or converted in any manner. 
 

You wish?

Our collection grows. We like your input. Please let us know what you are looking for and we will help searching: info@boweevil.nl


 

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