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Date: 9/7/06 4:03 PM

I was wondering if anyone knows of good organic fabric sources?

These would be vendors that can vouch that their products come from renewable resources.

I know, that's hippie-speak. But if anyone speaks hippie, I'm listening.

I'm in SoCal "hippie central" San Diego, but I'm taking a coastal road trip, stopping in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, etc, and eventually stopping Portland or Seattle.

I'm in the market for organic fabric... if anyone knows of online suppliers, that's great, too.

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Date: 9/7/06 4:11 PM

Here's a list from Kathleen Fasanella's site. I haven't tried any, but I'm interested in them too.Sustainable Fabric Suppliers
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Date: 9/7/06 5:14 PM

Thanks.

Most of those seem to be bulk jobbers.

NearSea is $$!!

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Date: 9/7/06 5:16 PM

For hemp, try the sale/clearance section of Hemp Traders (hemptraders.com), and also Hemp Basics (hempbasics.com). Sweetgrass Fibers sells some of their clothing fabric as yardage: (https://www.sweetgrassfibers.com/fabric.html), but I've never bought from them. Fabricline has a "coming soon" page for organics as well: http://fabricline.com/orsu.html .

eta: NearSea is pricey, but some of their stuff is really nice. Really, really nice. And you can get swatches to find out first. Some of the stuff on NearSea shows up later (like months-years later) on the clearance section of HempTraders - the black hemp/recycled poly and Diva Reflection there now were formerly at NSN.
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Date: 9/7/06 5:19 PM

Sweet!

Thanks!

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Date: 9/7/06 5:22 PM

Also, the clearance page at hemptraders is slow to update and sometime sells out FAST. I think that builk purchasers sometimes swoop in and make off with all of their inventory. Other items linger for months, but if something new pops in and you want it, I would buy it asap and not wait.

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Date: 9/7/06 5:25 PM

Off topic .. you're doing a heck of a lot better on your fabric in vs. fabric out ratio than I am...

And here I am looking for more fabric.

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Date: 9/7/06 5:29 PM

Aurora Silk has a Portland address.

I often look at the Near Sea Naturals wishing for their fabrics. The price seems a little high but if it supports organic farming and keeps farm and loom workers away from pesticides I think it is probably worth it.

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Date: 9/7/06 5:39 PM

Quote: twistedangel
Off topic .. you're doing a heck of a lot better on your fabric in vs. fabric out ratio than I am...

Actually, no I'm not, I munged my profile at the beginning of the year and can't update my signature as a result. I stopped tallying my fabric flux back in February, but I'm sure it's in the red (or would that be in the black for an excess of fabric?)...

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Date: 9/7/06 5:39 PM

ooh!!

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