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Alba is a versatile GOTS certified cotton that is grown and spun in Turkey.
The organic cotton used is grown without fertilizers or pesticides and harvested by hand. The leaves are not removed beforehand with poison, as is the case with conventional cotton harvesting in order to facilitate the harvest. Not only the raw material, but also the dyes and the spinning process are GOTS certified. This means that they are free from pollutants such as toxic heavy metals and are biodegradable.
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard, the world's leading standard for processing textiles made from organically produced natural fibers. At a high level, it defines environmental requirements along the entire production chain and at the same time the social criteria to be complied with.
You can find out more about the GOTS certificate here
It is suitable for sweaters and accessories but also very well for crocheting cotton animals and figures / amiguri.
Make-up pads and washcloths have also been knitted from Alba. Although it should actually be washed at 40 ° C, which is also strongly recommended for a sweater, we have already washed the cotton very hot - which it tolerated well.
Material: 100% cotton (GOTS certified)
Run length: 160m / 50g
Needle size: 3-3.5 mm
Tension gauge: 24 = 10 cm
Consumption for a ladies sweater size. 38 approx .: 500g
Machine washable at 40 ° C
Instructions with Alba can be found here