Fabrics My Happy Garden via ModernOrganicFabrics.etsy.com

Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe

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Fab Fabrics at Modern Organic

Melanie O’Brien loves fabric, and I’m already loving her new Etsy shop: Modern Organic Fabrics. Let’s take a peek inside!


At the moment, she’s stocking fabrics from My Happy Garden by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud9 Organic. Melanie says:

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Michelle Engel Bencsko for a very long time and I’m very excited about where Cloud9 will go with her designs. I love My Happy Garden because even though it is technically a “baby” line, the colors are not what you usually associate with nurseries and, I think, the entire line can translate into projects for many age groups. Oh, and I love her take on flowers and toadstools, so really I had to stock the fabric.

I just love the fresh colors and sweet prints on this line! All of the Happy Garden fabrics meet the Global Organic Textile Standard. Cloud9 also does all its printing using OEKO-TEX certified, solvent-free dyes.

Melanie says she is drawn to organic fabrics because:

I really believe (and hope) they are the future of the fabric industry. I would love to see the day when we don’t have to label things organic because we have finally realized that harsh chemicals and pesticides are bad for everyone. I see wonderful things happening right now in the fabric industry, with many more organic options becoming available. I really think more people will turn to organics when the design and the quality are as good as or better than conventional. I think that’s starting to happen and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

She’s planning to expand her shop to include some additional lines from artists like Harmony Art, Daisy Janie, and Circa 50 by Monaluna for Birch Fabric. The latter is coming to her shop this January!

You can check out Modern Organic Fabrics right over here. To stay up on what’s new, take a peek at the Modern Organic shop blog or the Fabric Shopper blog.

Image Credits: All photos via Modern Organic Fabrics. Used with permission.


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



2 Responses to Fab Fabrics at Modern Organic

  1. Wow, these are beautiful. Proof that using eco-friendly dyes doesn’t mean boring colors.

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