Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thanks so much to you all! Your contributions & suggestions were all received with much interest :) and you have helped us to decide on a few directions we're going to head in.
Far & away, your #1 request was for printed knits/jerseys, so we have tracked down & ordered some organic cotton & hemp knits to experiment with! YAY! We're a bit excited ;)
Quite a lot of you requested bamboo but our research has showed that while the bamboo plant itself is quite sustainable, the process that the plant fibres are put through to be turned in to a lovely soft fabric is definitely not, so we will not be using it.
The #2 request was for ready made tote bags! Ok, we're looking in to organising the equipment needed to print on to small sized things.. give us a bit of time with that one!
Your #3 request was for a lighter weight woven (*hi-five* to my fellow sewists out there, I've been wanting to do this one for a while!) to be used for dressmaking & quilting!
GREAT NEWS: Just yesterday, we received a really lovely sample of a lightweight 142gsm GOTS CERTIFIED (ie, Organic & Fairtrade!!) cotton sateen. IT'S REALLY NICE, PEOPLE.
Stay tuned! ;D
Finally, your #4 request was for tablewear: tea towels, placemats, napkins & table runners. Your wish is our command! Keep an eye out for something like this sooon...
Ok, now saying all that we did get a lot of you requesting all kinds of haberdashery items, but we just don't think we're quite ready to branch out in to general sewing supplies :)