Words like eco-friendly, organic and natural, especially when applied to textiles, have the horrible habit of conjuring up soft neutrals, light greens and other natural fiber-colored hues. One of our most favorite trends to hit fabrics and interiors is the trend of bold, colorful and bright organic fabrics!
“Organic” and “eco-friendly” can of course mean many things depending on the manufacturer of the fabric. For some, all organic cotton is used, for others, non-toxic inks are what bring in the color. Other fabrics might not be organic but might be great because they are made in the U.S. What once started with only one or two companies has now exploded; not only are smaller manufacturers making organic fabrics, but larger companies have jumped into the green game. Just a few examples: Mod Green Pod, Cloud 9 Fabrics, Betz White, Daisy Janie, Harmony Art, Umbrella Prints, Thea & Sami, Kravat Green and more.
Instead of light greens or boring beiges, today’s organic fabrics come in deep reds, bright blues, sunshine yellows, loud oranges and everything in between. No longer does wanting to care for the environment mean you have to have a subdued living space, and that’s a trend we can really get behind.
What are your favorite organic or green fabric manufacturers? Do you remember when the only kinds of eco-friendly fabrics made were in neutral colors?