Let me tell you about a new fabric shop I’ve discovered – Ray Stitch. Please take a look if you are searching for unique, organic and beautiful fabrics. You should know by now that living in NI is like being in Siberia (no offence to Siberians) when it comes to good fabric shops and choice, so my lifeline is on-line. Situated in London, UK, Ray Stitch stocks organic cotton, bamboo, Japanese prints and lots more and I do not have to pay the customs man any extra. BTW I’m not getting any commission on this.
This is what I am eagerly awaiting arriving in the post…………….
This is the actual colour that the cotton grows in the fields. It’s picked, spun, woven and ready to go. I’ve selected the choi colour – slightly green.
From Ray Stitch’s web site:
It is a 100% organic fabric made from natural shades of growing cotton, irrigated by the meltwaters of the Qilian Mountains. No herbicides, no dyes. GOTS certified.
– Cotton was once grown in shades of cream, green and white, but over time breeders selected it to be just white. The Chinese producers of this innovative range have reverted to traditional practices in order to address ever-increasing concerns over the use of chemical dyes.
And now for the patterns: what do you think of…..
No dye cotton for skirt from Burda May 2012
And the plainest shift dress for the cross weave cotton also from Burda May 2012.
I’ve also ordered an organic white cotton denim for a new pairs of summer jeans re-engineered by me of course.
Perfect summer wardrobe and more fabric to add to the growing stash that I’m not concerned I’ll never get through.
To coincide with all this eco-greeness Pattern Review‘s latest competition is 100% natural – making clothes with only natural fabrics. The competition runs until the end of May, so if the postman gets here soon, I might just put one of these Rainbow Warrior approved garments in for the competition. I don’t really do competitions – but if I’m making it anyway I might just try.
Thanks for reading. Ruth