GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton Calico Fabric. Available for sale by the metre. Natural only. The Organic Calico is Poplin straight from weaving and has no finishing. It is an UNWASHED fabric. Poplin is a light weight deluxe fabric, similar to Percale but of a greater quality.
Country of Origin: India
Sometimes people think that if they buy calico somewhere, it is always pure calico and means it has no treatments. They are wrong. Most, if not all, calico sold in shops and by fabric wholesalers are treated with formaldehyde. Naturally our 100% Organic Cotton Calico produced to GOTS certification standards is not treated in any way. The only additive in Organic Calico is the Organic Corn Starch which is needed to stiffen the yarn to be able to weave the fabric. It is the best stiffener available, so good, in fact you can eat it.
- Shrinkage: Approx 10%
- Two Widths Available: approx 170 cm width, and approximately 300 – 310cm width.
- To soften we recommend washing in a diluted Vinegar and Water solution.
Calico is fabric which comes straight from the weaving looms and no further treatment has taken place. After several washes the fabric will soften and some of the wrinkling will naturally smooth out. WASHING: Maximum temperature for washing organic cotton is 30 C as anything higher than this may degrade the fibres and reduce the lifespan of your product. Do not use commercial softening products as they may affect your health and alter the organic nature of the product. Vinegar and Soda Crystals are a good natural substitute to assist in this process instead. DRYING: Line dry; avoid strong sunlight which can cause bleaching and deterioration of this quality fabric. May be machine dried on low heat, keeping it below the maximum temperature of 30 C. Iron with steam if needed.