Organic cotton is cotton that has been grown in accordance with standards that support and protect society and the environment, without the use of chemical pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides, which pollute the air, the water, and the soil.
Consequently, products made from organic cotton are hypoallergenic.
There are a wide range of weave types, the most common of which are muslin, satin, and percale.
Cotton percale is characterized by a thread count generally ranging from 188 to 250 threads per square inch. A higher thread count is categorized as a premium product.
We have chosen a thread count of 300 threads per square inch to create a Middle Eastern balance between airiness, coolness, and durability. Additionally, cotton is considered to be of the highest quality when threads are long and pleasant to the touch. Its characteristic durability ensures that cotton percale wears well over time, and is more environmentally friendly.
In 2006, the Global Organic Textile Standard, or GOTS for short, was introduced.
According to GOTS, the entire process, from growing and harvesting the raw material to the final product, has be environmentally and socially responsible. The aim is to protect the environment, as well as each and every person who takes part in the textile supply chain – from the growers, through production plant workers, to the end consumers. To comply with the standard, there is an absolute ban on using chemicals suspected of being carcinogenic or causing birth defects. All dyes and colorants, and all substances used in the process have to comply with GOTS, and receive GOTS approval prior to use.
The GOTS logo with the “Organic” label can only be used on products containing a minimum of 95% certified organic fibers. Every item labeled with the GOTS logo has a traceable license number in order to ensure compliance with the standard at each and every stage.
This means that choosing items bearing the GOTS logo is, in effect, an active choice to protect our planet and the people inhabiting it.