Organic Cotton Voile

Curlew long sleeve top in Bloom Organic Voile

The Cloth

Our Organic Cotton Voile range is a soft smooth cotton, slightly thicker than a muslin. You can either use it as one or two layers, depending on how sheer you’d like the garment. It is also a great choice for lining or facings on garments.

Production & Certification 

Cotton makes up over half of the fibre used in clothing and textile production worldwide. It has a long history and is a favourite amongst makers for its flexibility and durability. The fibre starts life as a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a boll (protective case) around the seeds of the cotton plants.

Over 60% of the world’s cotton is grown and produced in developing countries and provides a livelihood for over 100 million farmers. But intensive farming methods are often used, such as overusing water and pesticides, and those methods threaten the ecosystems cotton depends on. We therefore look for mills that are Fairtrade or Organic. Organic cotton is cotton that is produced and certified to organic agricultural standards and so sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people by using natural processes. Organic cotton farming does not permit using toxic chemicals or genetically modified crops. Instead it combines tradition, innovation, and science to benefit the shared environment.

Made in India, our Organic Cotton Voile is Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified.

Suitable Patterns

How to sew organic cotton voile

  • Cotton voile is typically well behaved. We generally recommend using a small needle (a size 10 or 12 needle depending on the project). 
  • As the fabric is so fine, the stitching can sometimes gather slightly. To correct this, we recommend putting the cloth against your pattern piece or a hard surface and using your hand to flatten the stitches out.

Fabric Care

How to pre-wash organic cotton voile

We always recommend pre-washing this cloth to get rid of any shrinkage before sewing. Wash at 30/40 degrees with a non-bio detergent, on a gentle spin.

How to wash organic cotton voile

We would recommend washing on the same setting that you pre-washed your cloth: 30/40 degrees with a non-bio detergent, on a gentle spin.

How to dry organic cotton voile

Air dry or tumble on a low heat. Do not dry in direct sunlight as the light may bleach the cloth. To iron, use a medium setting with steam.