What makes a cotton yarn organic?
Color-Grown 100% Organic Cotton
Cotton Clouds' is proud to introduce our line of color-grown, 100% cotton yarns!
We have a wide range of colors and sizes that include sport, worsted and 10/2 in shades of brown, cinnamon brown and green. Plus beautiful shades of these same colors in our Easy-to-Spin spinning fibers.
Our Sprout is a soft, cushy, chunky yarn with a slightly nubby texture and it's finer, more delicate sister Seddling is ideal for baby blankets.
New Trend in Color-Grown Organic
Organic cotton yarn is now a big trend in knitting, weaving and crochet. As people are looking for more natural products to use on their bodies, organic cotton yarn fills a big niche in the handcraft world.
What Makes It Organic?
Organic cotton yarn means that the fiber the yarn is made from was produced without the use of man-made chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizer. Yarn, much like food, goes through a certification process in order for the it to be labeled organic.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers (there are natural ingredients that can be used for these purposes, such as pyrethrin, which comes from chrysanthemums). Emphasis is placed on the quality of the soil and things like crop rotation and supporting beneficial insects for pest control.
Organically grown cotton fibers have the same characteristics as conventionally grown cotton. The yarn is just as strong and durable as any other cotton yarn you could buy.
What Are Color Grown Cottons?
Just as it says, the colors in these cottons is grown right inside the fiber. The ancestral wild (Gossypium hirsutum) version of today's white cotton was originally a shade of brown; the green has been bred from the brown. Thanks to Sally Fox, who developed today's Color-Grown Cottons we have some wonderful choices.
Our Organic Color-Grown Cottons
Cotton Clouds' color-grown and 100% organic cotton yarns include Pakucho 10/2 Organic Cotton, ideal for weaving and machine knitting. Now available in 11 shades of naturally grown brown and greens and natural.
Pakucho Organic Sport and Pakucho Organic Worsted are our newest edition to this line of eco-friendly yarns, availabe in twelve earth-friendly shades of naturally grown browns and greens.
Our other 100% organic cotton yarn , ideal for fine weaving and machine knitting include Ecocot,
10/2 Fox Fiber Naturally Colored Cotton, 10/2 Pachucho Lite Tones and 10/2 Pachucho Dark Tones.
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