Fiber as Pure as the Food We Eat
When the organic movement first started, it began with food. After the love-affair with pre-packaged convenience in the '50s and the rise of fast food in the '60s, the idea of eating pure, whole, organic food seemed almost revolutionary. To get organic ingredients back then, you either had to go to a "health-food store" or grow them yourself. Fast-forward: Today, every grocery store stocks organic produce, dairy, meat and even grains.
Coyuchi's mission for more than 25 years has been to extend the benefits of organic living beyond food, to the bedding we sleep and spend one third of our lives in, the towels we use to dry ourselves and the clothing we wear, both night and day. We feel it's essential to our own health and that of the planet to fill our homes with things that are as pure as the food we eat. To that end, we source natural fibers that are organically and sustainably grown, and we ensure that they are processed only minimally, and always to the strictest standards of safety and purity.
Coyuchi was founded on organic cotton, and it's still at the core of who we are. We source our cotton from certified organic growers around the world (including here in the US), and we research the entire supply chain to ensure that the fiber is pure, from the (non-GMO) seed on up. Then we partner with factories that use earth-friendly dyes and processes to create organic cotton products that feel like cotton is supposed to feel, perform beautifully through years of use and laundering, and earn certification from GOTS, Oekotex, USDA, Fair Trade USA and other international organizations.
Linen has always been a uniquely earth-friendly fiber because flax – the plant from which it’s made -- is an inherently eco-conscious crop. Hardy and pest-resistant, it needs very little in the way of fertilizers and chemicals to thrive, and little or no irrigation during growth. Our linen is even kinder to the planet, and healthier for you. In France, where the flax that becomes our linen is grown, the fibers are extracted via a low-water, chemical-free process called "dew-retting" or "field retting," in which the stalks are spread on the ground and the dew, rain and sun help to break them down. Coyuchi's linen is dyed with low-impact pigments and never starched.