Published on October 14th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


Fabulous Fabrics: Plover Organic Cotton

organic cotton fabric Plover Organic is primarily a bedding company, but they sell some of their fabrics by the yard.  Are they green, you ask?  Well, just check out their credentials:

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.

Plover Organic’s linens are certified by Oeko-Tex and by GOTS.

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.

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About the Author

Skye Kilaen began sewing at an early age and eco-rabble-rousing shortly after that. Many years later, someone finally told her that there are books about how to make quilts. Life was never the same. In fact, she spent more on her sewing machine than her car. Bringing her green and crafty passions back together, Skye is now happily discovering ways to create beautiful and useful objects using thrifted and sustainable materials. No, that's not just an excuse to visit Goodwill more often. Honest.

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