Fabrics

Published on December 23rd, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Fabulous Fabric: Loop

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Loop fabric So this might not technically be a fabric, but it is so very cool none-the-less. Loop by MIO is a textile like material that can be used for virtually any project that you can think up.

It is made from Tyvek, a water proof material that is polyethylene based. It can be cut, sewn, wrinkled, folded, pierced, hung or hemmed like a fabric. I’m also convinced that this is another alternative to vinyl, which is really quite awesome.

Another fantastic property that this fabric comes with is its own envelope for recycling. With each order of loop, it is accompanied with a prepaid envelope for shipping your scraps or your project (when it is no longer wanted or needed) back to MIO for recycling! In wonky terms it is a “free product take back system.”

Loop currently comes in three different color combinations; Green-Grey, Orange-Red and Pink-Purple, and they are all reversible with the pattern on one side and the solid on the other. It is 45″ wide and can be sold in as many yards from the spool as you would like for $13 per yard.

MIO also has a variety of projects for free download on how to use Loop. Make a pillow, poncho, a kite, or even cover your books. The possibilities are endless.

I’d love to see them come out with more designs and a wider range of colors. What would you use Loop for? Please tell us in the comments.



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About the Author

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.



  • http://madebymomshandmadecreations.blogspot.com Jen

    I’d definitely see this as an eco-friendly changing pad! Definitely something to think about adding to my arsenal — best part? It wouldn’t be any more expensive than our regular changing pads!

    :) — Thanks for the info!

    Jen

  • http://madebymomshandmadecreations.blogspot.com Jen

    I’d definitely see this as an eco-friendly changing pad! Definitely something to think about adding to my arsenal — best part? It wouldn’t be any more expensive than our regular changing pads!

    :) — Thanks for the info!

    Jen

  • http://madebymomshandmadecreations.blogspot.com Jen

    I’d definitely see this as an eco-friendly changing pad! Definitely something to think about adding to my arsenal — best part? It wouldn’t be any more expensive than our regular changing pads!

    :) — Thanks for the info!

    Jen

  • http://madebymomshandmadecreations.blogspot.com Jen

    I’d definitely see this as an eco-friendly changing pad! Definitely something to think about adding to my arsenal — best part? It wouldn’t be any more expensive than our regular changing pads!

    :) — Thanks for the info!

    Jen

  • http://madebymomshandmadecreations.blogspot.com Jen

    I’d definitely see this as an eco-friendly changing pad! Definitely something to think about adding to my arsenal — best part? It wouldn’t be any more expensive than our regular changing pads!

    :) — Thanks for the info!

    Jen

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