Posts tagged ‘organic cotton’

Cloud9 Fabrics at Joann

  Joann Fabrics is stepping up its game with designer collections (DS Quilts, Lisette, Juliana Horner) and they are even bringing organic cotton to the masses for the first time with Cloud9′s collection, House & Garden. I understand designers having collections in independent shops and chain stores simultaneously is not without controversy (and we can certainly [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Monaluna

The Spring Quilt Market was a wonderful experience and I am delighted to share my observations with the True Up community over the next few weeks! First up is Monaluna, which specializes in 100% organic cottons. The brand debuted two collections: Raaga, which is available next week (early June 2013) and Free Range, which will [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Cloud9 Fabrics – Fall-Winter 2013-2014

Earlier, we showed Cloud9′s summer 2013 collections, now here’s what’s coming in fall and winter, including collections several new designers. Dem Bones is Sarah Watson’s delightful take on human anatomy. “People are really excited about this because they can make something that teenage boys won’t be embarrassed by,” says Michelle. Accordingly, Dem Bones ties made [...]

Saffron Craig: Valley View

Valley View is Saffron Craig’s newest organic cotton collection for Fern Textiles in Australia. It is composed of eight prints in a bright spring/summer palette of pink, yellow, purple, and black, with elements of mod 1960s, cross stitch, and (as always!) the Australian landscape. There is a cheater print and a signature Saffron border print [...]

Pickering International

Pickering International is a San Francisco-based wholesale company specializing in textiles made from sustainable and organic fibers. They have all manner of fabric types made from organic cotton and linen, hemp, bamboo, soybean, silk, wool, and other fibers (yak!). And blends thereof. These are just some of the prints and woven or knit patterns, but [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Cloud9 – June Craft and Michéle Brummer Everett

Cloud9 is gearing up for their next release, Monsterz by Michéle Brummer Everett. It’s so adorable and I think captures exactly what the modern parent wants to sew with. You could definitely say the same for all the Cloud9 Kids collections: Michéle’s follow-up, Seven Seas, and new Cloud9 Designer June Craft‘s Hey, That’s Swell!, which [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Cloud 9 – Happy Drawing by Ed Emberley

In the first post I mentioned how Cloud9 is growing. Not only are they moving in to bona fide headquarters soon, they have a new partnership with the legendary artist Ed Emberley. He formed (at least) an entire generation of artists with his drawing books, so I can’t be more excited to see him on [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Cloud9 – Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gennine Zlatkis

I think this is true of all the small organic fabric companies, but I think Cloud9 Fabrics, with the caliber of their designs and the breadth of artists they are getting onto fabric, is pushing the industry forward in a big way. The collections they were showing at Market — their current collections as well [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Monaluna

Jennifer Moore was booth-ing it at Quilt Market for the second time for her organic fabric company Monaluna, showing off her recently introduced collections Marin and Anika, the earlier Monaco, and her brand-new collection Taali. I love them all! And I think it’s so cool how she designs distantly different styles for Birch, Robert Kaufman, [...]