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Pakucho Certified Organic Cotton Color Grown Sliver (Fair Trade & Vegan)

Pakucho Organic Cotton Sliver

Pakucho Organic Cotton Sliver &
Peruvian GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Sliver

• Fair Trade & Vegan
• Made in Peru where GMOs are banned!
We offer 16 shades of  certified organic Peruvian sliver.
It is by far the most gorgeous native organic cotton that we have ever seen.
The Sliver, or Roving, is offered in the Cotton Fiber Treasures of Peru and
are coveted
around the world for their superior qualities. They include Extra
Long Staple Pima (Vanilla),
Tanguis (Natural), Color Grown (Deepest Shades)
& a Mix of Color Grown with Tanguis &/or Pima.
Organic Cotton will shrink 10-15% in length once if heat is applied
For Care Instructions for washing & color change information see box to the left.
We do our best to detail each color, but monitors do vary, so we highly recommend
purchasing a color sample card (see category box to the left). It is well worth it!
Everything we offer is offset with Carbonfund & then some!
99% of the packaging is 100% Post Consumer Waste Material
& Sustainable Cellulose. No plastic Ever!

"The earliest records of spinning date back to nearly eight millennia, to Peru,
where
Pakucho meant brown cotton in ancient Inca. Today, native~spun
Pakucho cotton is grown
in natural, cream, beige, brown, avocado & mauve
shades. No pesticides, herbicides or
other agri~chemicals are used to grow or
color these yarns. All harvesting and color sorting
is done by hand, just as it has
been since the domestication of cotton in Peruover 4,500
years ago."
- James M. Vreeland Jr.

Another very important point is that Peru does not allow Genetically Modified
Organisms
(GMO) seed or crops into their country.This way there is no risk of
cross
contamination keeping the fiber organic with no risk. GMOs are a complete
and utter
devastation to natural and organic crops in the US and many other
countries around the world.

Please note that different cotton crops produce varying colors. So when buying
the sliver,
buy enough for your whole project to avoid color variation. Also, the
color grown sliver comes
more natural and a bit lighter then the Pakucho yarns do,
especially the greens. This gives the
spinner or eventual crafter the option to make
an item and keep the color as is or deepen your
finished product with hot water and
machine drying. This gives you creative control with the
added benefit of the color
change! Just have fun with it!

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