Fabulous Fabrics: Umbrella Prints (Australia)

organic cotton fabric kitsVia Kim at fabric junkie blog True Up comes the funky designs of Umbrella Prints.

Yes, more Aussies.

At this point, I am pricing a move to Australia because it’s obvious they get all the good fabric and it’s just more efficient if I live closer to it.  If you’re reading this and you’re a fabric designer in the U.S. who prints on organic cotton or hemp or something else eco-friendly, would you please let me know about yourself ASAP?  I really don’t want to collect enough cardboard boxes to pack even just the baby’s stuff, and you could save me a lot of trouble.

Umbrella Prints Fabric is on organic hemp, which I think means they get the goldest gold star.  They sell the FanFlower fabric and the Elephants fabric by the yard, each in three colorways called Starfruit, Sumi black, and Kimono red.

If you want something a little more mixed, they sell patch sets which have a subset of the full 12 fabrics they produced this season.  Order four sets to get all of the fabrics in all of the colorways, which is 48 different fabrics.

I would tell you how much it is in U.S .dollars, but since I’m moving to Australia, I need to start thinking in their currency.  So it’s $36 for a patch set.

Image from the Umbrella Prints website.

Written by Skye Kilaen

Skye Kilaen began sewing at an early age and eco-rabble-rousing shortly after that. Many years later, someone finally told her that there are books about how to make quilts. Life was never the same. In fact, she spent more on her sewing machine than her car. Bringing her green and crafty passions back together, Skye is now happily discovering ways to create beautiful and useful objects using thrifted and sustainable materials. No, that's not just an excuse to visit Goodwill more often. Honest.


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