We work hard at Pajotten to select high quality cloth with a strong environmental heritage, this might include it being UK produced, being made with organic or recycled cloth, or woven from either tencel, linen or hemp (all of which have environmental benefits). This page seeks to give you more details about the individual stock cloth that we use. please note we also use a lot of deadstock cloth (end of rolls bought from top design studios and mills) these are purchased in smaller quantities and tend to sell out quite quickly so they largely not listed here.
SANDED CANVAS (wide range of colours used)
CONTENT 100% cotton OEKO-TEX Standard 100
ORIGINS Family owned Lancashire mill
FEATURES Mid weight brushed cotton canvas, soft tight weave that wears and fades well
GARMENTS All of our men’s jackets, trousers and waistcoats, plus woman chore jacket and land girl trousers
FURTHER INFORMATION We have been working with the mill that produces our canvas since we started the brand, this cloth brings a softness to workwear styles without sacrificing quality and strength, it has a brushed surface which feel great to touch, and allows real freedom of movement. It is incredibly long-lasting, washes well and fades beautifully. Ben has been wearing the same pair of overalls in this cloth for six years, almost non stop and they haven't needed to be patched yet.
ORGANIC COTTON TWILL
CONTENT 100% cotton GOTS certified yarn and dyes
WEIGHT 410gsm 12oz
FEATURES A classic twill that has been made from organic cotton, washed and emerised for a very soft feel
GARMENTS traditional chore jacket
FURTHER INFORMATION A wonderfully heavy but incredibly soft twill that makes the kind of jacket that will last for years and keep you warm in winter
CONTENT 100% cotton
ORIGIN - Japan
FEATURES - Textural, lightweight, tightly woven
GARMENTS: womans tops
FURTHER INFORMATION We wanted to add a playful cloth this season, seersucker seemed the perfect choice, its also one of our first ever printed cloths. Japan is known for its high quality cloth and this fabric lives up to expectations, it is soft and light, washing and wearing well. The cross motif is printed.
CONTENT 100% cotton denim
ORIGIN - Turkey Oeko-Tex certified
FEATURES - Medium weight, soft yet hard wearing, fades beautifully.
GARMENTS – Miller’s coat, deep pocketed skirt, elasticated trousers, shift dress and overtop
FURTHER INFORMATION Our dark grey midweight denim has been a staple Pajotten cloth since we started, simply because it is so versatile, it gets softer with every wash and irons beautifully. It starts off as a dark grey cloth but with every wash it becomes bluer in hue, although lightweight it is very strong. It moves beautifully, I have a shift dress and trousers in this cloth and they are both firm favourites.
CONTENT 100% linen OEKO-TEX Standard 100
WEIGHT 240 gsm
FEATURES Hardwearing plain weave linen which has a wonderful bounce and feel to it.
GARMENTS Winter trousers, Woman’s scooped jacket, Apron dress.
FURTHER INFORMATION We have been using the Assembly linen since 2017, it is produced in a family own mill in Lancashire. The cloth is thick and long-lasting, and looks better the older and more worn it gets. Linen is one of the most biodegradable. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres which can grow without the need for pesticides and herbicides. We use it in navy and the oatmeal.
CONTENT 100% Linen
WEIGHT 185gsm / 5.5oz
ORIGIN - Europe
FEATURES - pre-shrunk linen, tumbled at the mill for softness, It is a loose but thick weave so great for winter.
GARMENTS - field dress, shift dress
FURTHER INFORMATION Flax (linen) is also the second most highly productive crop (after hemp) per hectare, and can successfully grow without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Its production uses little water which makes it the second most water efficient fibre (after hemp) This linen has had an enzyme wash which gives it a slightly distressed look. This is one of our most popular cloths.
TIGHT WEAVE COTTON HEMP
CONTENT - 77% organic cotton 23% hemp
WEIGHT - 145gsm/4.3oz
ORIGIN - Turkey (Oeko-Tex certified)
FEATURES - dense but soft weave for longevity, fades well.
GARMENTS – Weaver’s dress, studio dress
FURTHER INFORMATION This cloth has such a great sustainable heritage that we had wanted to include it for about a year before we got some, but its so popular our merchant kept on selling out before we could get it, then one Sunday morning an email arrived confirming new stock and so we bought a large roll and then kept it in the studio unused until the perfect style of dress arrived.
CONTENT - 30% hemp/25% organic cotton/45% recycled hemp and organic cotton yarns. OEKO Tex certified
WEIGHT - 185gsm / 5.5oz
ORIGIN - China
FEATURES - softens with every wash, hard wearing, moves like linen
GARMENTS - Deep split coat, side buttoned skirt, men’s shirt jacket
FURTHER INFORMATION This looks like your classic chambray but with added eco credentials. It is made from a blend of organic cotton/hemp and then hemp and organic cotton yarns that are taken from garment leftovers. Hemp is a densely grown plant that literally chokes out any competing plants. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. Hemp production requires much less water than cotton, and only requires a small amount of land to cultivate.
COTTON / HEMP CHAMBRAY
CONTENT 30% hemp, 25% organic cotton, 45% recycled hemp and organic cotton yarns WEIGHT 6.7oz / 230gsm
FEATURES OEKO Tex Certified warm, slightly tumbled textured surface, fades and wears well.
GARMENTS Men’s shirts
FURTHER INFORMATION This looks like a classic chambray but with added eco credentials. It is made from a blend of organic cotton/hemp and then hemp and organic cotton yarns that are taken from garment leftovers.
Hemp is a densely grown plant that literally chokes out any competing plants. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. Hemp production requires much less water than cotton, and only requires a small amount of land to cultivate.
We use this in our men’s shirts because it holds its shape brilliantly and is warm and hard wearing.
CONTENT - 100% Tencel
WEIGHT - 179gsm/5.3oz
ORIGIN - Turkey Oeko-Tex certified
FEATURES - soft, anti-crease, long-lasting. dark navy gingham check
GARMENTS - short sleeved Field dress, Rye shirt, Short sleeved shirt
FURTHER INFORMATION We used this cloth for spring summer and loved it so much we have included it again here. Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which like rayon is made by dissolving wood pulp that’s harvested from tree farms that are sustainably managed and traceable. The fibre production itself is more eco-friendly than cotton production due to its’ closed- loop process. This means that up to 99% of the water and solvents used are recycled and reused. It is durable, resistant to wrinkles and drapes beautifully
It has excellent natural breathability with 50% greater moisture absorption than cotton. Making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. It is also anti- bacterial and thermo- regulating.