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What's the Difference Between French Terry, Cotton Gauze, and Traditional Cotton?
What's the Difference Between French Terry, Cotton Gauze, and Traditional Cotton?

We use cotton in varying weights and knits depending on its use. Here's how they differ.

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Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

At Avocado, we only use renewable, GOTS-certified organic cotton ethically sourced from India. However, cotton comes in different weights, loops, and stitches. Here's a breakdown of the high-quality cotton we use.

French Terry

Versatile and ultra-plush, French terry features soft, looped stitching on the inside and a smooth, brushed surface on the outside. As a result, it's naturally wrinkle-resistant and easy to maintain. And its weighty depth and elegant feel make it the perfect fabric for our Organic French Terry Bathrobe.

Cotton Gauze

A lightweight, breathable, open weave fabric with a supple drape, cotton gauze is ideally suited for loungewear. That's why we use it for our Organic Cotton Robe. For our robe, we use 4-ply cotton gauze and stitch together four layers of the fine, semi-sheer textile. The result is a soft and airy, premium-quality product.

Traditional Cotton

Traditional cotton, like that we use in our Organic Cotton Tee Collection, is a flat, light, non-looped fabric. It's gentle and soft to the touch and made for everyday wear. And like French terry and cotton gauze, it only gets softer with time.

Why Organic Cotton Matters

Conventional cotton is one of the dirtiest crops on the planet, heavily reliant on pesticides and excessive water use. It has an enormous carbon footprint. The toxic chemicals used to grow it are linked to higher rates of cancer, asthma, and birth defects where the crop is grown. Farmers grow GOTS-certified organic cotton without pesticides. It has about half the carbon footprint of conventional cotton. It uses around 70 percent less water. GOTS also validates fair and ethical treatment for the farmers, which results in safer, more sustainable communities.

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