Crew Socks • Slouchy Garabou Organic Cotton Rib

$38.00 Sale Save
Color Natural
  • Organic Cotton "Green Cotton"
  • machine wash gentle
  • dry cool or line-dry
  • made in Japan

The naturally occurring cotton colors are shades of green, tan, brown, and reddish brown. So why haven’t colored cotton fibers been on the market very long? The main reason seems to be staple length. Colored cotton fiber has a much shorter staple (fiber) length than the white cottons developed for the clothing industry. Thus, the colored cotton didn’t work well with industrial spinning machinery. Without demand, the farm supply wasn’t produced and colored cottons were relegated to novelty status in home gardens.