Fabrics

Published on May 20th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Fabulous Fabrics: Amenity

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organic cotton and hemp pillowsAmenity designs bedding, pillows, wall art prints and nursery decor. Luckily for us, they also offer four of their fabrics in running yardage, printed on a blend of organic cotton and hemp. All of their fabrics are “printed by hand with non-toxic, water-based, eco-friendly dyes.”

Amenity’s fabric designs are based on nature, with names like “river” and “cove.” Don’t think about cute little leaf prints, though, except in their nursery collection. As you can see from the pillows above, made up in their “trail” fabric, we’re talking about some seriously bold and funky design.

Amenity was founded by longtime friends Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo in 2004. Their website describes the evolution of the Amenity collection:

Conscientious manufacturers from the start – producing their goods locally and only with eco-friendly dyes and minimally-processed, natural fibers – Nicole and Kristina launched their first certified organic bedding collection in 2006. […] This season, with the transition of their accessories collection onto organic fibers, Amenity has realized its longtime goal of offering organic design exclusively on organic or sustainable materials.

The fabrics are all 54″ wide, with a 20″ repeat, and they retail for $65 per yard. Yep, this is another one of those higher end home dec fabrics, and those cost money. But it’s hard to beat these Amenity fabrics for environmental friendliness and wow factor. And hey, they offer free UPS Ground shipping on orders over $100.

If you need to try out a fabric, you can contact them to request a swatch. You may also want to check out their sale section, because right now it’s full of cute pillows and wall art panels with prices from $30 to $55.

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Skye Kilaen began sewing at an early age and eco-rabble-rousing shortly after that. Many years later, someone finally told her that there are books about how to make quilts. Life was never the same. In fact, she spent more on her sewing machine than her car. Bringing her green and crafty passions back together, Skye is now happily discovering ways to create beautiful and useful objects using thrifted and sustainable materials. No, that's not just an excuse to visit Goodwill more often. Honest.



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