‘A growing number of textile designers are cottoning on to the rise of the conscientious consumer, and producing fabrics made from sustainably sourced, Eco textiles. Made from natural materials, Eco textiles are produced using none of the chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, which make the textile industry the world’s number one water polluter.
In putting together a collective of some of my favourite Eco fabrics, I’ve convinced myself that I need more fabric in my life!One of the great things about buying textiles for the home is their versatility. Adding instant colour and comfort, cushions and covers can be used to create a look of laid back luxury, and moved from room to room, depending on your mood. Alternatively, upholstering is a clever way to update worn out, or mismatched furniture, and give a room a new visual dynamic.
Aside from their green credentials, (and the fact that they would make my home look infinitely better), for me, this eclectic collection of fabrics share a real feel of design authenticity and quality, often found lacking in more conventionally made textiles. ‘