"You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
Its hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small
But I see your true colors
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow..."
-True Colors, Cyndi Lauper
Color grown cotton is one of the most amazing fibers this Earth is blessed with. The properties and ecological and sustainability features inherent to it are astounding. Soft. Natural. Beautiful. And so very much more.
Natural Colour Cotton is a naturally pigmented fiber that grows in shades of green, brown and beige.
The entire process from sowing to reaping, to spinning, knitting and weaving into ready made garments uses no dyes, toxic or harmful materials. It is 100% pure and natural. Color grown cotton is one of the most environmentally green productyarn fibers available, and it yeilds a luxurious, breathable, fabric with a soft, delicate feel, that only gets better with use.
The natural colour is due to the plant’s inherent (non-modified) genetic properties. University of California and Bureau Veritas testing have shown that, "...it compares favorably to white cotton fabrics in a study evaluating abrasion, resistance, dimensional stability and pilling resistance." Due to the absence of dyes, this fabric is not irritable to sensitive or young skin, which makes it ideal for use in baby wraps and slings.
Q: Will Poe Wovens begin offering baby wraps and slings made with color grown fiber?
A: Well, let's just say that plans are in the works! We have revently sourced an American supplier for woven fabrics with colorgrown cotton, and are currently in the product development and prototype stages.
Q: Where will this color grown cotton be grown from?
A: Unfortunatley, we will not be able to narrow down the source country at this time, as our supplier utilizes a myriad of growing regions.
"Naturally colored cotton is indigenous to many countries—from Russia to Peru. Many farming communities worldwide use the colored cottons to make blankets, curtains, and clothing. Historically, artisans have spun the fibers into yarn by hand to make cloth, including long-time Louisiana residents who have cultivated the plant for generations." -Linda B. Kimmel , A New Spin on Naturally Colored Cottons