Fabrics

Published on October 28th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Fabulous Fabrics: greenSTYLE by Robert Kaufman

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Bamboo Leaf Print Fabric It’s great to see that more and more textile companies are coming around to the term green. For some, they dip their toe in the water, for others it’s complete immersion. GreenSTYLE by Robert Kaufman is a nice wade into environmental waters with the green shore on the horizon.

This line of green fabric is organic, sustainable and uses low-impact dyes. The company recognizes that it is just the beginning of their journey into eco-friendly but their commitment to greener fabrics extends beyond production and procurement and into the office itself. The company is taking steps “to reduce paper waste, recycle and conserve energy.”

The GreenSTYLE line offers up many different fabrics including a nice selection of canvas, Linen and organic cotton.

They also offer a large selection of bamboo fabrics including solids made with 100% bamboo and a nice 60/40 cotton-bamboo blend, as well as bamboo/cotton prints in a fun tropical print along with this lovely minimal leaf print.

The line continues with solids made with sea-cell, which if you remember is made with seaweed. The most interesting of the line, though, has to be Ultima Eco made from recycled plastic bottles.
Ultima Eco is available in either black or white and is a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.

[Image from Robert Kaufman website]

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Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.



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