Fabrics number 6

Published on September 2nd, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


More Eco-Friendly And Organic Fabric Than You Can Shake A Stick At

 Don’t forget!  The next Carnival of Green Crafts is Thursday at Whip Up.  Sneak your entry in just under the deadline now!

I started writing the Fabulous Fabrics series here in March, and I thought the six month mark would be a good time for a retrospective.

What I’ve liked best about doing this series is seeing the combination of creativity and passion that goes into what these fabric designers and manufacturers do.  If someone’s making organic fabric, it’s because they believe in it.  It’s not just because a market analysis told them they would make some money.  (In fact, I sometimes worry if they’re even making enough to live on, given the extra work they’re doing to source and use eco-friendly materials and fair trade practices.)  These folks really want to make a difference.

So here are the fabrics and shops I’ve covered so far in the Fabulous Fabrics series here on Crafting A Green World.  At one point I was afraid I would run out, but more and more come to my attention all the time.  So here’s the past, and I’ll see you next Tuesday to start in on the next six months!

Shops With Many Fabrics

Home Decor Fabrics



Hemp Fabric

Unusual Fabrics

You can also check out what mainstream fabric stores offer.

Thanks to Victoria Everman, founder of Crafting A Green World, for her assistance in getting started with this series!

Image by Martin Boose.

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About the Author

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.

3 Responses to More Eco-Friendly And Organic Fabric Than You Can Shake A Stick At

  1. CraftyLyra says:

    I just wanted to thank you for such a thoughtful and meaningful blog.

  2. CraftyLyra says:

    I just wanted to thank you for such a thoughtful and meaningful blog.

  3. CraftyLyra says:

    I just wanted to thank you for such a thoughtful and meaningful blog.

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