For over 25 years, we are partnering with local farmers from Bergama Izmir located in the Aegean region of Türkiye for our organic cotton production.
Our GOTS-certified agricultural programs ensure that all practices are in accordance
with global organic farming regulations such as the EU and NOP of the USDA
Our cotton grows in the Aegean region in Izmir, Türkiye which has all the characteristics you expect from high-quality fiber.
The Aegean region is located far western part of Türkiye, enjoying the best Mediterranean climate where cotton is grown under the sun, wind, and rain of this land by experienced farmers for almost two hundred years. Aegean cotton has all the features expected from good-quality fiber.
It is among the best in the world with its characteristics of long fibers, brightness, high strength, and homogeneity. Uniform micronaire values, staple length averaging around 30 mm, and strength around 31 gpt lead to good quality fine yarns up to NE ’70s.
- Micronaire: 4.0 - 4.9 mic
- Staple length: 29.5 - 31 mm
- Strength: Minimum 30 gpt
- Color grade: 21 - 51
GMO-Free Organic Cotton
The genetically modified seed has been avoided in all of our projects and productions in Türkiye.
The most important aspect of our cotton production is the seeds used which are the traditional ones and contains no GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). The use of GMO-containing seeds is prohibited by law and strict penalties can be enforced. Considering the major cotton-growing countries of the world have chosen a different path; we, organic cotton promoters take pride in the purity of our local fiber. This does not only prevent contamination of other food crops, but also does not pose any health risks as cottonseed oil is blended with vegetable oils we use for cooking and frying, and animal feed on farms
.No Chemicals & Synthetic Pesticides
We do not use chemicals and synthetic pesticides in our agricultural projects for maintaining surface and groundwater quality and also enriching soil fertility.
The biggest difference between yarns spun from Aegean cotton and other origins is that fabrics produced from this yarn have superior color absorption and retention. This remarkable aspect makes all products to be brighter and more vibrant. For this reason, less dyestuff and less energy are used during production. Another distinct characteristic is the better hand feel of the fabrics produced, so no additional finishing processes are required. We transform Aegean cotton into yarn and further textile products locally and share this special crop with the whole world.