Two companies–one east, one west–come together to bring you what we feel to be the coziest side of organic cotton: flannel.
Our partnership with Wulfing, a family owned and operated German factory founded in 1885, was no accident. Our design team admired their production of GOTS certified, high quality organic cotton textiles from afar, and seized the opportunity to collaborate for a fall 2013 collection. Though nearly 5,000 miles apart, our design team and Wulfing's skilled weavers worked together to bring you a fabric unlike any other. The new collection combines Coyuchi's classic aesthetic and Wulfing's legendary six-ounce flannel for a look that is livable and softness that is undeniably our coziest, yet. We are in love with each piece -pajamas, robes and sheets- and think you will be, too.
Above: The Wulfing Staff in Borken, Germany, assembled for the Wulfing’s 125th anniversary in 2010. Currently, the family owned factory has a team of 325.
Above: The creels of yarns arranged and getting ready to be made into warp yarns, which are put onto looms to weave fabrics.
Above: Looms used to weave the flannel. The factory uses industry leading technology for the highest quality weave.
Yarns running from frame rack (above) into the machine making the warp for the looms. The threads running through the machine is called “warp yarns”. The other part of weaving needs are “weft” yarns.
Above: Warp yarns being run through an environmentally friendly potato starched bath to make the yarns strong to withstand pressure in weaving.
Above: Large rolls of napped flannel being processed.
Above: Close up of the napping machine, which shows rollers and needles which spin rapidly to open the yarns and create the soft and fluffy feel of the flannel.
Above and below: One of many quality control inspectors analyzing each ream of flannel. The factory holds some of the most strict standards in the textile industry. Read more about what it means to be a GOTS certified factory here.
Organic Cotton Heather Flannel Pajamas- A heathered mix of thick and thin yarns makes the six-ounce flannel exceptionally plush and warm. Styled with a rounded notched collar and patch pocket, the top closes with mother-of-pearl buttons. The pants have drawstring waist and tapered legs finished with a wide attached hem.
Organic Cotton Heather Robe- Six-ounce flannel is woven from a mix of thick and thin yarns for a sublimely soft, plush hand. A kimono collar, and side pockets make this wrap especially cozy. It’s styled for men or women, with double belt-loops so you can adjust the fit.
Organic Cotton Heather Flannel Sheets- As versatile as a solid and loomed of thick and thin yarns organic cotton yarns, our Heather Flannel Sheets are a must for fall and winter.