Sally Fox Fabric - Lightweight
Viriditas Farm is about 90 miles east from Oakland. On this farm, there are amazing things happening. The farmer, Sally Fox, breeds organic cotton. Her specialty is exploring, researching, and growing naturally-colored cotton. Most of us don't know this, but a long time ago, cotton used to come in a myriad of beautiful shades. Now, through breeding programs determined through factory farming, only white cotton is grown. That said, like all healthy environments, diversity is best, so Sally is determined to support these heirloom varieties of cotton.
Once Sally cultivates a plant which she feels has strong fibers and good yield, she sells this seed to US organic cotton growers. In addition to cotton breeding, she also grows over 10 acres of organic naturally-colored cotton (most commonly her signature Coyote Brown color) at Viridtas Farm.
At Verb, our goal is to help support those in the US who are growing, spinning, and weaving fabric. This fabric is made from organic cotton grown in Arizona, from seed Sally bred. This fabric was milled in Japan.
The tan fabric is made from the undyed brown cotton. The blue fabric's weft is made from undyed green cotton. This lightweight chambray is perfect for sewing tops, dresses, small bags, as well as all of Verb's sewing patterns.
A fun fact: The wool used in our Pioneer yarn is grown by sheep on Sally's farm. The sheep are there to fertilize the ground where the cotton grows. Buy this fabric to make a dress, and Pioneer yarn to make a sweater, and you will have an outfit made from U.S. grown materials!
Weight: 5.5 oz
Price per yard: $36
We cut in 1/4 yard increments. Enter whole yardage in first drop down box, partial yardage in second drop down box. Example: If you would like 3.5 yards, enter "3" in first drop down box, and "1/2" in second drop down box.