Published on April 20th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe


Fab Fabrics: Handprinted Textiles from Formosa Design

Fabric by Formosa Design

Australian designer Jennifer Berney screen prints her beautiful designs onto 100% organic cotton/hemp fabric using water-based inks.

Berney started her company, Formosa, in 2009 as an outlet for her two passions: the environment and visual design. She says that she favors eco-friendly materials partly because she feels it’s the right thing to do but also because they tend to be of much higher quality than many conventional fabrics and inks available.

She talked a little bit about what inspires her designs:
Fabric by Formosa Design

I focus exclusively on Australian flora and fauna in my subject matter and in doing so I aim to draw attention to the beauty of our lesser known natives. I would like for people who enjoy my work to be inspired to plant and cherish natives in their gardens, which of course brings in the birds.

Her company’s name reflects her love for native Australian flora, too. She explains that, “Formosa, latin for ‘beautiful’, is frequently used in the naming of Australian plants.”

You can check out the full line of Formosa fabrics over in her Etsy shop or on the Formosa website.

[All images via Formosa Design. 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 .

One Response to Fab Fabrics: Handprinted Textiles from Formosa Design

  1. Stacey says:

    Absolutely beautiful fabrics… thanks for sharing the link!

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