Our Thoughts: Callie from CallieJensen.com used Organic Cotton Plus sustainable fabrics as part of her thesis entitled "Made in ________". We think she did a fantastic job and wish her a wonderful career.
After World War One, there was a push for sustainable clothing development, not because it was “in fashion,” but because resources were scarce. The repair and reuse of items became a necessity, and fabrics were rationed just as were many other supplies. At the time, grains, flour, and plant growing supplements were delivered in cotton-linen bags that were durable and tightly woven as to transport the various kinds of feed. For women like my great-great-grandmother, who lived on farms, this created an incredible resource. The bags often came in friendly floral patterns which made them desirable and easy to repurpose into clothing. By the end of World War II, increases in mass production in the food and fashion industries created a depreciation in quality that persists today.
Our Thoughts: Suzannah at Create/Enjoy had some left over Interlock Knit fabric and made this simple, yet elegant summer dress.
It's been off and on super hot and super rainy here! Early June in Oregon, what did we expect?
But, I've been ready for summer dresses again with last weekend in the 80's and this weekend maybe up to 90 degrees. I wanted a really simple, comfy, easy dress for this weather, so I pulled out the leftover fabric from this maxi dress--really nice, medium-heavy weight interlock knit from Organic Cotton Plus, great use for leftover high quality fabric.
It laid really well at the neckline, which is just a folded-over-once hem. This weight is great for a dress! And this dress is so comfy and great for hot days!
Our Thoughts: Erin from Sewbon.com made a beautiful pair of lounge shorts trimmed with our organic natural lace. So cool for the summer!
I cruised through Organic Cotton Plus website looking at all their gorgeous fabrics and laces,after reading about the differences between organic cotton and conventional cotton in their Learning Center, I knew this was a company that I would love to support.