I hadnt really thought a lot about using organic cotton in my work until I came across Birch Fabrics and all their yummy designs. I have been wanting to introduce a few of their designs into my ranges but the main problem is I can’t really decide on which ones.
Birch fabrics came about when Cynthia Mann (of birch fabrics and fabricworm.com) decided to design and manufacture a range of quilting fabrics but felt strongly that it should be an environmentally responsible product. Despite coming up against a lot of opposition from manufacturers who said organic was just not viable..Cynthia trusted in her instincts that organic was the way for the future and went ahead. she is now happy to be a trailblazer in the field and imagines that larger more mainstream manufacturers will eventually follow.
The success of her fun and nostalgic ranges speak for themselves.
The cotton is milled and printed under strict guidelines set out by the GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard. it is 100% organic and even the dyes are low impact, free from leads and any harmful metals. This means that not only does the end user benefit but so does the community in which the cotton is grown by keeping harmful products out of the ecosystem
And the good news is that Birch Fabrics is offering 25% off all their organic fabrics to celebrate Earth Day..the sale ends next weekend….now I’d I could only decide on which ones to buy….