Published on January 20th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe8
Fab Fabrics: Organic Cotton by Harmony Art
Check out this fabulous organic cotton from Harmony Art! Harmony Susalla, (yes, Harmony is her real name) the company’s creative director, started out doing fabric design for a pajama company and then at a design firm for big box customers before striking out on her own to design her own line of fab Earth-friendly fabrics!
Harmony Art’s fabric line includes lovely shades of solids and nature-inspired prints. If you’re looking to stock up, there are a couple of options! She offers fabric through her site on a wholesale basis, but there are a bunch of places you can snag it from retailers:
- Organic Cotton Plus – U.S.
- Near Sea Naturals – U.S.
- Buy Me 10 Flowers – Netherlands
- Organic Fabric Online – Australia
- PM Organics -U.S.
- Natur-elle – Netherlands
- Volksfaden – Denmark
Fabric With a Conscience
Harmony Art’s gorgeous organic cotton is grown and certified organic. The fabric they source in the U.S. is certified USDA organic. Organic cotton from India gets its certification from Global Organic Textile Standard, a third-party certification company. On her site, Harmony talks about the reasons behind sourcing organic cotton from India:
India cotton farmers are committing suicide at alarming rates, one every 8 hours. When I learned this, I was moved to create an environmental art piece titled 2,300. The farmers are forced into constant debt by chemical and seed companies. Organic agriculture offers hope. We feel good that the international business/production that we are involved in supports positive change for the people it impacts directly and indirectly. 54% of all pesticides sprayed in India is put on cotton! We believe this is not a sustainable system and our organic cotton orders helps push the balance in a new direction.
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