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Meghan Monday: Green Fabrics by Meghan
September 28, 2009, 7:02 am
Filed under: Meghan Mondays!

homesweetI love fabric! I grew up with a mother who spent the first part of my life as a professional seamstress, and the second part of my life making dolls. So I’ve always had access to all kinds of fabric. These days I’m  not completely surrounded by fabrics, but they seem to have made their way into my most favorite hobby – Scrapbooking! So why not talk about Green fabrics that you can use for your favorite sewing projects or your next scrapbooking project. But fabrics aren’t the only things going green. We’ve also come across ribbons, fiberfill, and more!

Betz White, author of Sewing Green, launched her premiere fabric line over the summer. All of her fabrics are “professionally printed in the US on an organic cotton and hemp blend canvas.” She uses water-based, non-toxic pigment dyes. To reduce waste even more, she’s printing fabric orders on demand. You can pick up her new fabrics  over at Betz White’s Etsy shop!

Repeat Studio’s Etsy shop sells hand printed fabrics and notions. Everything is printed with environmentally conscious solvent-free ink on eco-friendly fabrics that include hemp/organic cotton blends, organic linen and linen/cotton blends.

Greenyarn produces its Eco-Fabric using “bamboo charcoal,” which is made by heating the bamboo in a kiln. According to their website, “No dyes or bleaches are used during manufacturing, and all benefits come naturally from bamboo charcoal grown in the mountains of Taiwan.”

Naturally Modern specializes in eco friendly, hand printed fabrics. Naturally Modern carries a variety of limited edition and out of print fabrics.

Cream City Ribbon® is produced from renewable, biodegradable cotton fiber, grown and processed responsibly in the USA with water based dyes and without chlorine bleaches. Inks are soy (plant) based and non-toxic. Adhesive is non-toxic and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved for indirect food use. Even the aackaging and spools are of biodegradable materials, with recycled content where possible.

Home Sweet has an Etsy shop full of beautiful, unique, eco-friendly fabrics.  Home Sweet’s patterns are printed on a 55% hemp/45% organic cotton blend. The fabric is natural in color, very smooth in texture and is medium-heavy in weight. They use water-based inks for their relative environmental-friendliness.


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