June 11, 2010
Design & Print Your Own Organic Textiles via Spoonflower!
If you've always dreamed of designing your own textiles, or wish you could custom design a fabric, tailoring it specifically to your tastes or to perfectly complement your decor, online company Spoonflower enables you to print custom fabrics on demand!
Their eco-friendly textile printing is available on green options including organic cotton sateen, organic cotton interlock knit and bamboo-cotton rayon.
How Spoonflower's digital textile printing works:
"Digital textile printers are large-format inkjet printers specially modified to run fabric. Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity. Spoonflower prints using eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles. No additional chemicals are used in the printing or preparation process."
You can design, print and sell your own fabric designs in the Spoonflower marketplace, which boasts the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world.
Even if you don't want to draw up your own fabrics, you can browse the site and purchase the wares of other crafty folks. Fabrics may be used to produce anything your heart desires, from dolls to clothing to decor, to pillows, costumes and quilts!
via Growing Up Green