As a graphic designer, I revel in customization. When I create designs for myself, with no client to answer to, I love being able to have the final result exactly as I envisioned it. As an interior designer, I often wish I had the means to customize my projects in the same way. Thanks to Spoonflower, I can now print my own fabric designs on organic cotton fabric.
The Spoonflower service has been around for a while, but only recently did they start offering organic cotton as a printing option. Want to hear the best part? It costs less than $30/yard. With many companies offering organic cotton prints for $75/yard and up, this will be welcome news to anyone who has the means to create their own patterns. This makes sustainable textile design accessible to many, many people.
I’d personally love to print a bold black & white pattern. I created the one shown above for a project a few months back, but never wound up using it. I think it would make a great lampshade or pillow cover.
Why It’s Green:
- Printed on organic cotton
- Print-as-needed process saves waste
- Fabrics printed in North Carolina
Price: $27/yard for organic cotton