Our founding dates back to a 5th generation family cotton farm in the Northwest Texas county of Lubbock.
In 1991, this farm became one of the first certified organic farms in the country. Despite this achievement of bringing back pesticide free organic cotton to the US, almost all of the fiber from the early organic farms was bought by large corporations, and blended with conventional cotton. These companies were able to meet their “green goals”, but it left small businesses who wanted to commit to 100% organic cotton products empty handed.
As a result, Organic Cotton Plus became a sister company of the farm used to set aside organic cotton bales to create 100% certified fabrics for individuals and small businesses. We shipped these bales to be contract-spun into yarn, then woven into fabric, and finished with just a natural scour wash. We ended up with beautiful 100% organic fabric ready to ship to all the small businesses and individuals that needed it.
Today, through production both in the US and overseas, we have increased our line of fabrics to include knits, ecodyed fabrics, notions, and much more. In addition, we became the first fabric retailer in the U.S. to be fully GOTS-certified right through packing in our warehouse.
From finding ways to weave and knit new organic fabrics, to sourcing notions like coconut buttons and colorful ribbons, crafting and manufacturing projects are what drive us every day. With low prices, maintaining a huge (and growing!) selection, and making sure we have the best certification and eco-credentials in the industry, we couldn’t be happier coming to work each day knowing that our customers are making the world a cleaner and healthier place with each purchase.
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Certification, Customer Service, Operations
BORN: Norwalk CT
HOBBIES: Jewelry crafting, writing cookbooks, historical reenacting
“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”
- Joseph Wood Krutch
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Design and idea factory
BORN: Sunshine State
HOBBIES: Painting, Bikram Yoga, Foodie towns, independent films
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Inspecting, Cutting, Packing and Shipping
BORN: Anderson County, SC
HOBBIES: Cross Stitching
“The only source of knowledge is experience.”
- Albert Einstein
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Fabric Production, New ecoproduct Research
BORN: New York, New York
HOBBIES: Skiing, traveling, economic theory, creating new organic cotton fabrics!
“The most primitive work of art also can express the strongest experience, and it speaks to us, if only we let it.”
- Ludwig von Mises
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Spreading the word! Social Media!
BORN: Lagos, Nigeria
HOBBIES: salsa dancing and star gazing
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”
WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Photos and artwork!
BORN: Harwinton, CT
HOBBIES: photo, baking vegan treats, yoga, reading a good book, discovering new food places
“C'est la vie!”