Published on July 1st, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen1
Fabulous Fabrics: Cotton By Tenfold Organic Textiles
Tenfold Organic Textiles bills themselves as “specialists in providing naturally dyed organic cotton products.” In addition to towels and women and men’s clothing, they also sell their organic fabrics by the yard. Tenfold Organic Textiles was founded in January 2006 to provide organic fabric to consumers, manufacturers, and retailers.
Their fabric is a 200 thread count plain weave cotton, which they recommend for quilts, clothing, and bedding. Currently the only fabric colors available are solids: madder red, pom orange, myra yellow, kasam olive, ash pink, bark brown, soot black, and sun white.
Their dye process is certified organic, using “indigo leaves, madder root, aal wood, cutechu, turmeric, pomegranate rind, onion skins, alum and iron to create rich colors.” Their website notes that natural dyes may fade slightly with time, and they give detailed care instructions for their fabrics so they always look their best.
The fabric is available in 45 inch and/or 60 inch widths, depending on color, and white is available in a 114 inch width. The price goes down if you buy 10 yards or more of one color; for quantities under that, it’s $18-30 per yard. A swatch book is $5 if you need to check the colors and feel of the fabric before you buy.
Founder Leah Weinstein is also a quilter with a fine arts background. Tenfold Organic Textiles also sells her organic cotton quilts.
Tenfold Organic Textiles is also a member of the Organic Trade Association.
More Organic and Sustainable Fabrics:
- Organic Cotton, Denim, and Calico from Fabrics Ltd (UK)
- PM Organics Fabrics and Lace
- Michael Miller Organics
[Image from Tenfold Organic Textiles website.]