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.


settings.bio1 Kari Morales

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Fabric, batting, thread, yarn, ribbon, buttons....and more fabric!

BORN: City of Churches

HOBBIES: Weaving, quilting, knitting, fiber arts, baking, grandkids.

settings.bio2 Tom Rivers

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Order fulfillment and Warehouse Operations

BORN: Witch City

HOBBIES: Canoeing, Hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing

settings.bio3 Lilia Nazario

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Sewing, packing, and creating

BORN: The Land of Eternal Spring

HOBBIES: Gardening and Sewing

settings.bio4 Ali Williams

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Cutting fabric, picking and packing

BORN: Nutmeg State

HOBBIES: Sewing, crafting, being out in nature

settings.bio5 John Maas

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Eco-Fiber handling, packing

BORN: Lawnguyland

HOBBIES: Coin Collecting, Philately, Billiards

settings.bio6 Jon Elpers

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Eco-Fiber handling, packing

BORN: Hoosier State

HOBBIES: Hiking, Swimming

settings.bio8 Valeria Morck

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Helping customers get answers to their questions, and coming up with great crafting ideas with them!

BORN: The Cape

HOBBIES: Artwork and birdwatching and snowshoeing in the winter

settings.bio9 Erica Kozlak

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Packaging and shipping fun fabrics and notions for our customers

BORN: Constitution State

HOBBIES: Reading & Hiking

settings.bio10 Laurie Nash

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Sewing, packing, and creating

BORN: T-Town, CT

HOBBIES: Quilting, knitting, crocheting, snowshoeing

settings.bio11 Jeff Reich

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Fabric Production, Eco­-product Research

BORN: Empire City

HOBBIES: Reading, Wrestling With My Kids, Bridge, Exploring NYC

settings.bio6 Maria Timosa

WHAT KEEPS ME BUSY: Social Media & interacting with our crafty customers!

BORN: Pearl of the Orient Seas

HOBBIES: Organizing, Ribbon and Bow making and Cooking