Posts tagged ‘sustainability’

Book Month: Go Green

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys by Kate Fletcher Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2008 Most of us consider the growing and harvesting of fibers and the production, printing, and finishing of the cloth in our assessment of whether a fiber is a “green” choice. But too often, oversimplification, myths, and greenwashing by marketers cloud the truth. [...]

Best Fabric Posts of the Week

Sew Serendipity gushes over her continuous steam iron. Bee Square Fabrics is holding a Dr. Seuss Doll Quilt Contest through March 31 — with a $75 gift certificate as top prize! All of Sew Mama Sew’s Fat Quarter Project links in one handy post. And more stash interviews: Lara from Thornberry, Alissa from Handmade by [...]

Tweets Last Week

On the Bee Square Blog: Monday Giveaway – Japanese Charm Pack 2 On the Textile Blog: The 1970s and Textra Furnishing Fabrics On the Rickrack Rag: Feedsack Friday – Paisley Prints On the Revival Fabrics Blog: Vintage Feedsack History On the Sew, Mama, Sew! Blog: Stash Interview ~ Manda from Tree Fall On the Distintive [...]

Fabric Forecast 2009: HarmonyArt

To help kick off the new year, I asked fabric sellers, designers, and manufacturers the question: Where is the fabric world (or your corner of it) going in 2009? Today, Harmony Susalla, founder and creative director of HarmonyArt, producer and advocate of organic fabric and textiles: 1. I believe the days of bragging about the [...]

Fabric Forecast 2009: Volksfaden

To help kick off the new year, I asked many fabric sellers, designers, and manufacturers one question: Where is the fabric world (or your corner of it) going in 2009? Here’s Linda Gaylord, owner of online fabric shop Volksfaden, sharing her wishes for her own corner of the world (Germany) and the fabric industry as [...]

Fabric Forecast 2009: Retro Age Vintage Fabrics

Continuing the 2009 fabric forecast series, here is Vanessa of Retro Age Vintage Fabrics: 1960s bird print on cotton, from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics As mankind enters a new stage of requiring environmental and social renewal and revival the use of vintage fabrics and general old linens is only becoming more and more prevalent. We [...]