I sat down with the marketing department of Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Kyle Sanchez, Emmie Goldenbaum, and Allie Heath. Since RK provides fabric for both the quilting and manufacturing markets, they have a huge selection and are particularly strong in solids and basics, including their much-loved Kona Cotton Solids. They also produce collections by designers Amy Schimler and Diane Zimmerman, amongst others.
Here are some of the newest prints …
Corduroy prints in brown, pink, and blue — see the black collection too.
They also have a lot of interesting fabrics in their greenSTYLE collection — I’d encourage readers to seek this out in your local fabric shops, since photos don’t do it justice. There’s Ultima Eco fabric, made from recycled plastic bottles — it was a bit stiff but could make some great garments and accessories; Panda, a cotton-bamboo blend that comes in solids, prints, and corduroy; and my favorite, Sea-Tiva, a seaweed-extract/cotton blend which was incredibly soft and drapey. This fabric supposedly also has health benefits, but I find the claims a bit far-fetched.
See more from the Robert Kaufman booth here.