Browsing the "Fab Fabrics" Tag

Fab Fabrics: LinenMe

January 11th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Lithuanian designer Inga’s beautiful linen fabrics are inspired by traditional methods from her home country


Fab Fabrics: A 2010 Retrospective

January 4th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Can you believe it's 2011 already? Just last week, January seemed so far away. One of the things I love about the first of the year is that you get a chance to look back on a year's worth of work and accomplishments. So, why not take a peek at the fabulous fabrics we rounded up in


Fab Fabrics: Bike Inner Tubes

December 21st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

You might not think of a bike inner tube as a fabric, but you can use the rubber as a great, durable textile! Most bike shops just toss blown out tubes once they've finished the repair, so there's a good chance you can score some inner tubes for free if you hit up your local bike shop and ask them to save some for you. Free and totally recycled? Sounds fab to me!


Fab Fabrics: Modal Made From Beechwood

December 14th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

Have you guys heard of Modal fabric? It's made using pulp from beechwood, and a lot of folks are touting it right now as an eco-friendly alternative to more conventional rayons


Fab Fabrics: Vintage Lovelies from RetroLabs

December 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

We love vintage fabrics around here. Not only does crafting with vintage materials divert waste from the landfill, your materials basically have zero impact remaining at this point, since they were produced and discarded so long ago. I love the way the right piece of vintage cotton or bark cloth can add a touch of personality to a sewing project


Fab Fabrics: Vintage Finds from JoonE

November 30th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

You know we love vintage fabrics around here. Second hand supplies make it easy as pie to be eco-friendly. Sure, they may have had a sizable footprint when they were created, but by crafting with gently used vintage fabrics, you're giving that fabric a new life and diverting the waste from the landfill


Fab Fabrics: Repurposed Denim

November 9th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

We’ve talked before about the high impact from denim production. While there are more sustainable denim options out there, the most eco-friendly option is probably second hand denim. Here are some tips for how to find and repurpose gently-used denim


Fab Fabric? Spray on Cotton

September 21st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

An engineer and a fabric designer have recently teamed up to create cotton fabric that comes in a can. Let's take a look at this new spray on fabric and talk about its pros and cons


Fab Fabrics: More Burlap Love

September 14th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

Burlap is not just an eco-friendly fabric option, it's also inexpensive and sometimes even free! Many coffee shops receive bulk coffee orders in burlap sacks and are happy to give extras away. Here are some tips for sewing with burlap and an added eco-friendly bonus


Fab Fabrics: Sustainable Denim from Clariant

September 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

We've talked about denim's planetary impact and even explored some eco-friendly denim alternatives before, so you can imagine how happy I was to run across a new company offering Earth friendly denim!


Fab Fabrics: Vintage Finds from Paula’s Patchwork

August 17th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

Paula has been a crafter since she was a kid and has a love for all things vintage. She's very environmentally conscious in her crafting. You can really see that love come through in her carefully-chosen vintage fabric bundles


Fab Fabrics: Eco-Friendly Denim

July 27th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

We talked not too long ago about the impact that conventional fabric dye has on the environment. Denim in particular [&hellip



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