fCotton Basics

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

(510) 644-1220


2907 College Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705


Cotton Basics has been designing, sewing and dyeing its own garments here in Oakland, California, for more than 30 years. We mostly carry our own locally produced garments in cottons (pima, organic, rib, waffle, and slub are just a few), as well as rayon, linen and lycra blends. We make casual knitwear staples for women, plus options for men & babies.

Special Events

Elmwood Halloween Scavenger Word Scramble

Saturday, October 31, 2020

12:00am - 11:59pm

Play anytime during the month of OCTOBER! We’ve put together a safe socially-distanced scavenger hunt everyone can enjoy. Letters have been hidden in 28 store windows in the Elmwood. Get your map and find the letters. Once you have all the letters found, unscramble the words to find your Elmwood Halloween message! 1. Print your […]