In addition to being softer, hypoallergenic and more durable over time than conventional cotton, organic cotton is sustainable and better for the environment.
These are just some of the benefits of organic cotton that you won’t typically find in conventional cotton:
- Organic cotton is handpicked, preserving the purity of the fibres.
- Ensures a safe working environment for the farmers and manufacturers.
- Made from natural seeds without pesticides and GMOs, making it safer for the skin.
- Free of pesticides, promoting healthy soil and crop rotation
- Reduced water waste in irrigation of crops.
- No use of heavy metals, chlorine or chemical dyes in processing, which can irritate allergies.
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. The strict guidelines set out by GOTS ensure the welfare of the materials, the environment and the people involved in making our products.
All of our products have gone through the rigorous process of being GOTS-certified so that our customers know they are getting a socially conscious product when choosing Takasa. It matters to us, and it matters to the environment and the creators of our products at every step of the supply chain. You can read more about GOTS at https://www.global-standard.org/.
Below is just a sampling of the high standards required by GOTS:
- Bleaches must be based on oxygen (no chlorine bleaching).
- Prohibition of critical inputs such as toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes.
- Raw materials, intermediates, final textile products as well as accessories must meet stringent limits regarding unwanted residues.
-Packaging material must not contain PVC. Paper or cardboard used in packaging material, hang tags, swing tags etc. must be recycled or certified according to FSC or PEFC.
- Workers’ employment must be freely chosen.
- No child labour.
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads woven in each square inch of material. Higher thread counts may mean softer material, although the composition (single ply or multi-ply) and quality of the actual thread matters more than the number of threads used.
Does higher mean better?
In most cases, no. In fact, anything more than 500 becomes too heavy and unbreathable. Again, the myth of a higher thread count being greater in quality. It is not uncommon for cotton yarns to be manipulated (i.e. twisted weaves) and so by doubling or tripling the yarns, the thread count may go up, but often at the expense of weakening the quality and in turn, longevity of the product.
At Takasa, our thread counts are in the optimal range of 300 made of single-ply long staple cotton to ensure the softest, most luxurious feel without being too heavy or hot.
The technical difference between Takasa Warm + Luxurious sateen and Cool + Crisp percale is the way they are woven, and the functional difference is in the feel and warmth of the material.
Percale has a weave of a traditional one-yarn-over and one-yarn-under grid, giving it a matte finish and a lightweight, breathable texture. High in durability, it gets more comfortable with every wash. The feel of percale is crisp and cool, making it ideal for warmer sleepers.
Sateen sheets are woven using a one-yarn-under and three-yarn-over weave. This method exposes more thread surface and gives it a silky feel and sheen. The tighter weave on sateen gives it the feeling of satin (without the expense and fragile nature of satin). It’s also more heavyweight than percale, making it ideal for year-round comfort and warmth.
Takasa products are made naturally and are best cared for naturally. For best results, we recommend washing using eco-safe detergents that are free of dyes and chemicals, and drying naturally in sunshine.
Instructions for washing each of our items can be found on our product care page.
orders + returns faq
Currently, we ship to Canada and the United States
with every order you will receive an email with tracking information
most orders are packed and ready for our shipping partners within 2 business days - we use expedited shipping which usually takes between 2-7 days.
After you order, you will receive an email confirmation along with a link to check the status of your order. When your order ships, you will receive a shipping notification email containing a tracking number. If you do not receive these after ordering, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-866-2-TAKASA (1-866-282-5272) and we will assist you with your order tracking.
Orders are packed and shipped within 48 hours of the order being placed, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call customer service at 1-866-2-TAKASA (1-866-282-5272) as soon as possible to see if the order can be cancelled.
If an order has already shipped, you can email email@example.com to initiate a return once you receive your item(s).