How do I wash my organic cotton from Birch Fabrics? We suggest that the fabric is washed on a gentle cycle in cold water with like colors using a fragrance free, non-chlorinated detergent that is preferably environmentally friendly. We recommend drying your fabric on a low heat cycle, but the most environmentally friendly way to dry your fabrics is the good ole’ fashion way… hang dry. Not only is it better for our planet, but it will also increase the longevity of your fabric and clothing.
How does organic cotton differ from regular cotton? The most notable difference between organic cotton and regular cotton is that the cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides. Traditional cotton is accountable for almost 25% of all chemical pesticides used in agriculture. Nearly 50% of the textile market uses cotton, which means a lot os chemicals are seeping into our earth and over time this increases green house gases and the likelihood of contamination of the same soil that may grow our children’s, children’s vegetables. We think that is a BIG deal.
Is there any difference of durability of organic cotton vs. traditional cotton? Initially there will be no noticeable difference in quality of organic cotton vs. traditional cotton. However, over time, we believe with proper care, organic cotton will actually last longer than traditional cotton because it has not been subject to chemicals and metals, that inevitably alter the quality of the cotton.
What makes your cotton 100% organic and is it certified? To be considered 100% organic, our cotton has to go through a very strict approval process. The certifier (Global Organic Textile Standard) has approved every step in the process from the farming of cotton to the finished goods. The process covers the how the cotton is grown, how the cotton is transported, how it is milled, how it is bleached, the ink used to print, and notably our mill must meet a standard of fair working conditions. At the end of the process a certificated is provided to ensure that all of these standards have been met and approved.
Where is your organic cotton produced? Our cotton is milled, woven, and printed in India, the World’s leading provider of organic cotton. Our dream is that one day we will be a company in the United States that will produce and print 100% organic in a method approved by the GOTS at a rate that is economically viable.
What are Low-Impact Dyes? Low impact dyes do not contain toxic chemicals or mordants, require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate. High absorption rates and a decreased use of rinse water create less wastewater and runoff.
Are your Low-Impact Dyes wash fast? Our Certified Low Impact Dyes are wash fast, and like all dyed fabrics will fade over time with repeated washing. Please see above for recommended washing and drying instructions to ensure the longest possible life of your organic fabric.
What is your refund/exchange policy? Please see our Store Policies Page for our refund and exchange policy.
What is a backorder? Backordered items are fabrics that are not yet produced. If an item is backordered, it means that we are currently in the process of producing it. Once the backordered items have been produced and received at our warehouse, we will promptly ship your ordered items.
What is the shrinkage rate? You can expect your organic cotton to shrink less than 5%. Please follow our recommended washing instructions for lowest possible shrinkage.
Do you offer a discount for large quantity orders? Yes we do! Please email us for more information.
Do I have to pay sales tax? Wholesale accounts do not have to pay sales tax.
When will my credit card be charged? Your credit card will be charged within 24 hours prior to shipment of your items.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call or by email email@example.com. We will do our best to respond to all emails
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