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Published on May 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

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5 Fab Fabrics from Unusual Sources

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We talk a lot about sustainable fabrics around here, both as part of our Fab Fabrics series and when we’re sharing tutorials. A quick scan through our archives turns up the usual suspects: hemp, organic cotton, recycled felt, jute, linen, and – of course – vintage fabrics. But every once in a while we run across a fabulous fabric that’s from more of an offbeat source.

While not all of these fabrics are available commercially, I think it’s a lot of fun to go back and look at the interesting developments in the world of fabric. I often say that ethical crafting is all about thinking outside the box, so let’s take a tour of some out-of-the-box thinking that fabric manufacturers are up to!

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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 .



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