Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics

You may have seen that we have a number of organic fabrics in our shop, as well as many Oeko-tex certified ones such as several of the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton fabrics, and numerous Copenhagen Print Factory fabrics. But what exactly do these terms mean?

The Oeko-tex standard essentially refers to how fabrics are dealt with, and processed. If a fabric is Oeko-tex Standard 100 certified, that means it has been rigorously tested to ensure it is free of over 100 known harmful substances.

Organic fabric refers to the components used to create the fabric, such as cotton. In order to be considered organic, the component used to make that fabric (e.g. cotton) has to have been cultivated according to very strict guidelines, such as being grown without the use of synthesized fertilizers. These fabrics need to meet the requirement of global standards such as the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) in order to be considered organic, much like the way the many Birch fabrics we have available do.

Oeko-tex and organic are not the same and are not interchangeable terms, as they refer to different practises. However, they’re certainly useful to know if you have a preference for either one.

Check out the many Oeko-tex certified and organic fabrics we have available. Do you tend to buy either Oeko-tex or organic fabrics?

 

 

The GOTS certification

The GOTS certification

Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics 2

Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics 2

solid pink Kona fabric Robert Kaufman USA Pink Flamingo

solid pink Kona fabric Robert Kaufman USA Pink Flamingo

white with cute orange flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute orange flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute lime green flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute lime green flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

black with white silhouette tree people fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

black with white silhouette tree people fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

taupe with cute flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

taupe with cute flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute fish grey submarine fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute fish grey submarine fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

navy blue with white bear fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

navy blue with white bear fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute small Christmas tree fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute small Christmas tree fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

lime green laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

lime green laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

red laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

red laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

navy blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

navy blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

turquoise with cupboard chair birch poplin organic fabric from the USA

turquoise with cupboard chair birch poplin organic fabric from the USA

light cream with pink flamingo flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream with pink flamingo flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream navy blue orange anchor birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream navy blue orange anchor birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

turquoise with cupboard chair picture frame birch knit organic fabric USA

turquoise with cupboard chair picture frame birch knit organic fabric USA

light cream orange stripe knit organic fabric USA

light cream orange stripe knit organic fabric USA

Copenhagen Print Factory Organic Fabrics – GOTS and Oeko Tex Standard

The amazing Copenhagen Print Factory offers stunning organic fabrics that are either GOTS certified or meets the requirements of the Oeko Tex Standard.

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a standard for designers requiring that cotton used in fabrics is cultivated in areas that are free of chemicals such as pesticides. This is a very high standard to meet and Copenhagen Print Factory ensures many of their fabrics are organic.

The Oeko Tex Standard ensures that throughout the various production stages of the design and creation of a fabric, these stages are run in environmentally friendly manners and that chemicals used are not harmful to humans.

We can’t wait to have more of Copenhagen Print Factory’s environmentally friendly and stunning fabrics in our shop!

GOTS certification

GOTS certification

Oeko-Tex Standard

Oeko-Tex Standard

Copenhagen Print Factory Coming Soon!

We are very excited to announce that we will soon be stocking new fabrics from the incredible brand from Denmark, the Cophenhagen Print Factory. Their beautiful Scandinavian designs are elegant and sophisticated; we can’t wait for you to see them! Not only are their designs gorgeous, they also produce organic fabrics, proving their dedication to being both stylish and environmentally friendly. Take a look at some of their designs right here!

Copenhagen Print Factory designs

Copenhagen Print Factory designs

So colorful!

So colorful!

Look at the cute animal prints!

Look at the cute animal prints!

They have stunning flower prints too.

They have stunning flower prints too.

See Us in Sew Magazine!

We’ve been partnering with the fantastic Sew Magazine to bring you fun giveaways and more! We really wanted to share with you when we’ve been mentioned in their magazines. For their June issue, we were mentioned as a stockist with our beautiful Echino fabric featured. For their July issue, we teamed up with them to give away 10 fantastic fabric bundles and for their recent Christmas issue, we’re currently running another fun fabric giveaway with them, this time it’s Christmas themed! Check out our mentions, plus some of the fabrics that were featured!

Our fabric bundle in their Christmas edition

Our fabric bundle in their Christmas edition

Sew Magazine's Christmas Issue

Sew Magazine’s Christmas Issue

Our fabric giveaway in their July edition

Our fabric giveaway in their July edition

Sew Magazine's July Issue

Sew Magazine’s July Issue

A stunning dress featured in their June issue

A stunning dress featured in their June issue

Our mention as a stockist in their June edition

Our mention as a stockist in their June edition

Sew Magazine's June edition

Sew Magazine’s June edition

blue black triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

blue black triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

grey orange purple triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

grey orange purple triangle geo bird Jacquard echino fabric

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses black

echino canvas fabric Buck stag with glasses black

blue fabric with colorful deer bear fox Christmas by Timeless Treasures

blue fabric with colorful deer bear fox Christmas by Timeless Treasures

white 'Festive' colorful Christmas stocking sock Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

white ‘Festive’ colorful Christmas stocking sock Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

lime green cute colorful santa reindeer Christmas decoration fabric from Japan

lime green cute colorful santa reindeer Christmas decoration fabric from Japan

modes4u visits Quilt Market (Part 1)

modes4u’s Managing Director Sandra Boch, and IT Manager Alan Mak headed to the world renowned fabric convention, Quilt Market, held in Houston, Texas, at the end of October. Some of the most colorful and creative fabric displays were proudly shown off by international fabric designers and producers eager to showcase their magnificient works to the world. At the convention modes4u saw beautiful fabrics on display from some of our favorite designers! Birch, who produce stunning organic fabrics, were on hand to show off their fabrics, with some made into adorable baby clothes. Michael Miller fabrics also graced the event with a radiant patchwork quilt shown off whilst Monaluna fabrics were displayed in their booth which won an award for being the best creative booth at the event. Take a look at the pictures below!

Birch at Quilt Market

Birch at Quilt Market

Baby clothes made of Birch fabrics

Baby clothes made of Birch fabrics

Lovely Birch clothes

Lovely Birch clothes

More stunning creations with Birch fabrics

More stunning creations with Birch fabrics

What a gorgeous display

What a gorgeous display

Charley Harper designs for Birch

Charley Harper designs for Birch

Beautiful Birch fabrics on display

Beautiful Birch fabrics on display

Check out this stunning Michael Miller patchwork quilt

Check out this stunning Michael Miller patchwork quilt

Beautiful Michael Miller creations

Beautiful Michael Miller creations

A fun booth design from Michael Miller

A fun booth design from Michael Miller

Monaluna's award winning booth

Monaluna’s award winning booth

Monaluna had some lovely items on display

Monaluna had some lovely items on display

More lovely Monaluna fabrics shown off with these clothes

More lovely Monaluna fabrics shown off with these clothes

modes4u visits Birch

modes4u’s own Managing Director, Sandra Boch, and IT Manager, Alan Mak, recently stopped by Birch’s office in the US. There, they had a chance to speak with the fantastic team at Birch, who work tirelessly to design and produce some of the most stunning organic fabrics, many of which we feature in our store! Their fabrics are also processed in accordance to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which is a world-know standard for organic fabrics. During their visit, Sandra and Alan were able to discuss upcoming fabric designs as well as take a small tour of Birch’s office. Check out the images below!

Do you have a favorite Birch fabric? Let us know!

The team at Birch

The team at Birch

Their lovely office

Their lovely office

A photography area

A photography area

Part of their workspace

Part of their workspace

More workspace

More workspace

Fabric discussion time!

Fabric discussion time!

Sandra speaks to Birch about more designs

Sandra speaks to Birch about more designs

Checking out more of Birch's patterns

Checking out more of Birch’s patterns

Fabric related items

Fabric related items

Their warehouse space

Their warehouse space

modeS4u visits Monaluna

Earlier this week, our Managing Director Sandra Boch, and IT Manager Alan Mak, jetted off from Hong Kong all the way to San Francisco to meet with the incredibly talented fabric design company, Monaluna. Monaluna specializes in stunning organic fabrics that are GOTS certified, meaning their fabrics are produced in an environmentally friendly manner. Not only are the fabrics organic, they’re also vibrant, colorful and unique! Whilst there, Sandra and Alan spoke with Monaluna’s founder, Jennifer Moore, and had a chance to take a look at Monaluna’s beautiful store, seen in the images here.

 

We have more Monaluna fabrics coming soon. Make sure to check out their beautiful organic fabrics we currently carry! What’s your favorite fabric by them?

Monaluna's store from the outside

Monaluna’s store from the outside

They have many beautiful organic fabrics

They have many beautiful organic fabrics

Theire products as elegant and practical

Theire products as elegant and practical

They have many lovely items on display

They have many lovely items on display

Don't you just want everything??

Don’t you just want everything??

Their store has lots of lovely things!

Their store has lots of lovely things!

Monaluna founder, Jennifer, with Mason, Sandra and Alan.

Monaluna founder, Jennifer, with Mason, Sandra and Alan.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Oeko-tex Certification

Robert Kaufman produces many stunning fabrics which we have available in our store, and their Kona Cotton Solids are Oeko-tex certified. This means their Kona Cotton items are eco-friendly and made without harmful chemicals during any stage of their development. This is wonderful to learn about as not only are these fabrics bold and vibrant, they’re environmentally friendly too!

Do you have a favourite Kona Cotton Solid fabric? Let us know!

 

 

Oeko-tex Certification

Oeko-tex Certification

Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton Solids Oeko-tex Certification

Robert Kaufman’s Kona Cotton Solids Oeko-tex Certification

It’s World Heart Day!

Today is World Heart Day, a day on which we take better notice of our hearts and think up ways to stay healthy. Some people will exercise more, some may choose to change diets. Whatever action, even small, can make a big difference in keeping our hearts healthy. In honor of today, take a look at some of the cutest heart related products we have in store, from beautiful heart stickers, to heart tapes, to heart fabrics, and so much more!

white die-cut cute heart silver metallic deco tape sticky tape by Mind Wave

white die-cut cute heart silver metallic deco tape sticky tape by Mind Wave

white cute red heart paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

white cute red heart paper deco tape by Prime Nakamura

white with black heart mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

white with black heart mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

hot pink with heart mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

hot pink with heart mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape green stripe heart

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape green stripe heart

white fabric with small blue heart by Timeless Treasures

white fabric with small blue heart by Timeless Treasures

blue fabric with small white heart by Timeless Treasures

blue fabric with small white heart by Timeless Treasures

dark pink 'Knuffle Bunny' heart Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

dark pink ‘Knuffle Bunny’ heart Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

white pink mini heart fabric by StudioE 'Hugs & Kisses'

white pink mini heart fabric by StudioE ‘Hugs & Kisses’

red pink small heart flower dot stripe pattern fabric by StudioE 'Hugs & Kisses'

red pink small heart flower dot stripe pattern fabric by StudioE ‘Hugs & Kisses’

red pink white heart dot stripe pattern fabric by StudioE 'Hugs & Kisses'

red pink white heart dot stripe pattern fabric by StudioE ‘Hugs & Kisses’

pink small white heart fabric by Timeless Treasures

pink small white heart fabric by Timeless Treasures

pale green fabric with mini white gold glitter heart by Michael Miller USA

pale green fabric with mini white gold glitter heart by Michael Miller USA

light peach fabric with mini white gold glitter heart by Michael Miller USA

light peach fabric with mini white gold glitter heart by Michael Miller USA

white Timeless Treasures grey knitted hearts fabric from the USA

white Timeless Treasures grey knitted hearts fabric from the USA

kawaii colorful heart stickers by Mind Wave

kawaii colorful heart stickers by Mind Wave

colorful flower heart with silver metallic embellishment stickers by Mind Wave

colorful flower heart with silver metallic embellishment stickers by Mind Wave

colorful heart with triangle circle pattern stickers by Mind Wave

colorful heart with triangle circle pattern stickers by Mind Wave

pink yellow heart with dot stripe pattern stickers by Mind Wave

pink yellow heart with dot stripe pattern stickers by Mind Wave

red heart with pattern gold metallic embellishment stickers by Mind Wave

red heart with pattern gold metallic embellishment stickers by Mind Wave

Join Our Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Sew Magazine!

We’ve got another fun giveaway with Sew Magazine! 10 lucky winners will each win a fabric bundle prize consisting of 5 gorgeous Christmas fabrics. To enter, simply head on over to Sew Magazine’s website.

Don’t forget to check out some of our other beautiful Christmas fabrics. Good luck!

Join Our Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Sew Magazine!

Join Our Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Sew Magazine!

blue fabric with colorful deer bear fox Christmas by Timeless Treasures

blue fabric with colorful deer bear fox Christmas by Timeless Treasures

white 'Festive' colorful Christmas stocking sock Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

white ‘Festive’ colorful Christmas stocking sock Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

turquoise Gingerbread Houses Christmas fabric Michael Miller

lime green cute colorful santa reindeer Christmas decoration fabric from Japan

lime green cute colorful santa reindeer Christmas decoration fabric from Japan

Frozen Kisses blue penguin winter fabric Timeless Treasures

Frozen Kisses blue penguin winter fabric Timeless Treasures

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

grey brushed Canvas bear tree snowflake fabric by Kokka from Japan

peach oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

peach oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

red fabric with Santa Christmas tree deer rabbit from Japan

red fabric with Santa Christmas tree deer rabbit from Japan

black oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

black oxford fabric colorful animal Christmas ornament gold metallic by Kokka

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

cute dark green fabric with Santa Christmas tree house from Japan

light cream cute santa Christmas ornaments bauble gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa Christmas ornaments bauble gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa Christmas tree gold metallic fabric

light cream cute santa Christmas tree gold metallic fabric

red cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

red cute santa snowman reindeer gold metallic fabric

red Michael Miller fabric Quarter Dot with shiny gold dots

red Michael Miller fabric Quarter Dot with shiny gold dots

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

green Michael Miller fabric Lolli Dot with shiny gold dots

off-white Lecien fabric colorful toy soldier

off-white Lecien fabric colorful toy soldier

light blue flannel Robert Kaufman fabric cute snowman hat scarf Jingle Flannel

light blue flannel Robert Kaufman fabric cute snowman hat scarf Jingle Flannel

dark blue flannel Robert Kaufman fabric cute penguin hat scarf Jingle Flannel

dark blue flannel Robert Kaufman fabric cute penguin hat scarf Jingle Flannel

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