I know I've told you about Source4Style in the past. But for those of you who don't remember I'll do a quick recap. S4S is the premier B2B online marketplace that allows designers to search and source more sustainable materials from a network of global suppliers. I should mention that I'm a big fan so I ...Read More >>
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Whenever I get a call from someone looking for fabric, one of the first things they ask is "How much?"...how much do I have to order, how much time until I can get the fabric, how much money to buy the fabric... Lately, the hardest "how much" to answer is the one about money.
When ...Read More >>
You heard me right. A scientist in Spain has developed a most incredible process for creating spray on clothes made from a mix tiny cotton fibers and plastic. The fibers are applied with a solvent that quickly dries and allows for the clothing to become removable. And, like most other clothing, can be machine ...Read More >>
As designers, whether apparel or home furnishing, fabric is often the cornerstone of your work. Things like color, weight, structure, and hand all come into play when creating your collection. In light of the fact that I chose to focus my time and attention on the apparel end of the textile spectrum, I tend ...Read More >>
It's not often that I come across a product that I find not only aesthetically pleasing but also socially and ethically responsible. However, when I do happen upon a company prospering under these criteria, I'm always excited to share.
Today's discovery is John Robshaw Textiles. The fabrics are hand block printed on linen and cotton voile ...Read More >>
Organic Fabrics, one of my favorite topics! Well, this post isn't actually about the fabrics necessarily but is focused on a pretty cool event, The 2010 Organic Exchange Sustainable Textile Convention. It's taking place in New York on October 27th and 28th. According to the website, the event "will cover important aspects of sustainable textiles ...Read More >>