Posts tagged ‘fabric business’

Interview: Harmony Art

{ Fields of Honey organic sateen by Harmony Art } Today we welcome independent fabric designer/producer Harmony Susalla to talk about her company, Harmony Art. I was thrilled to get to meet Harmony earlier this year when she visited Austin. I’ve featured Harmony and her fabrics before, as part of the Organic Fabric series and [...]

E-Book: How to Enter The World of Textile Design, by Lizzy House

Lizzy House, designer of adorable fabric lines Lizzy Dish, Red Letter Day, and the upcoming Castle Peeps (all for Andover Fabrics), recently spilled about a book she’s written (well, an e-book, but a book’s a book in my book) called How To Enter The World Of Textile Design: For The Quilting Industry. Since I started [...]

Westminster Suspending MAP Policy

Late last year Westminster/Rowan/FreeSpirit announced they would be adopting a Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) policy. Read more about it, and commenters’ reactions, in this previous post. The policy would have required all shops as of Feb. 1, 2009 to advertise Westminster fabrics for no less than $9.50/yard, though retailers would still be free to sell [...]

Breaking News: Amazon Buys

I just received this newsletter from‘s owner Stephen Friedman: Good Morning and Happy Tuesday. I hope this note finds you well. Every family experiences milestones. They include the birth of a child, a college graduation, a job promotion, and a host of other important events. We have always thought of our customers as members [...]

Amy Butler Talks Business

Lisa Lam (of U-Handblog) posted a great interview with Amy Butler on Craftboom. Amy talks about how she built her design business over the last eight years. She went from a designer at Hallmark to an independent businesswoman with multiple fabric lines, dozens of sewing patterns, books, stationery lines, sewn products, and now tableware. Isn’t [...]

Bonbon Kakku

You probably have already heard of Bonbon Kakku through Whipup or the Craft Magazine blog or elsewhere. It is a digital textile printer out of Finland with a Threadless-type business model. People submit designs, users comment and vote on them, designs are picked for production based on this feedback. So that I’m not just reporting [...]