Published on October 14th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen0
Fabulous Fabrics: Plover Organic Cotton
All organic fibers used by Plover are certified according to the standards of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in the United States, and by those of IFOAM and SKAL internationally.
Plover’s method of dyeing conforms fully to the American Organic Fiber Processing Standards (AOFPS) recognized by the OTA, as well as the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard and that of the Environmental Technology Advancement Directorate (ETAD) recognized in Europe.
Though no certification is mentioned for fair trade, they also support and say they practice fair trade principles.
I feel like I’m on a date with a guy who has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.B.A. from Yale, and a Ph.D. from Stanford. (Not that those guys would probably have gone out with me, but you know what I mean.)
Their fabric is 58″ wide, and they have a two yard minimum. For $22 per yard, that’s not cheap, but it’s not a car payment either – so if you fall in love with one of the fabrics they currently offer, it may be easier to make it happen than with some of the high end home dec fabrics.
Image from Plover Organic website.