Our new Festival collection of organic cotton fabric has arrived and is now shipping out to new homes around the globe! These playful prints are inspired by tropical flora and fauna, and feature elephants, tigers and leopards, peacocks and pineapples. The designs are printed on our premium cotton poplin, and is (as always) 100% GOTS-certified organic. The palette is vibrant and bold, and is designed to coordinate with our In the Mix blenders, which were first introduced with our Magical Creatures collection.
Our premium poplin is a wonderful, smooth and crisp fabric that we love for its versatility. It’s great for quilting, and is what we consider our standard “quilt weight”, but it is also really wonderful for apparel – shirts, lightweight skirts and dresses – as well as home decor projects like pillows and curtains. I’ve even used it to cover chair seats, and 5 years on it’s still holding up!
I’ve had several people ask me lately what it means for a fabric to be “organic”, so I thought I’d address that again here. I have a post in the archives that has a thorough explanation, but here is a review of the basic principles of organic fabric. All of our fabrics are made from cotton that is grown organically (without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or other harmful chemicals), they are printed with low-impact, AZO-free dyes, and they are processed without the use of formaldehyde, chlorine bleach or toxic finishing agents. There are also regulations on the amount of water used, disposal processes and fair trade standards, ensuring that the fabrics are ethically produced. Each production run is certified by an outside agency through the GOTS organization (Global Organic Textile Standard), and we have the certifications available on our website, or by email. Please feel free to email me if you’d like further information!
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