August 6, 2012

Closeout Fabrics - Limited Stock

Closeout fabrics include bamboo and a blend of hemp and recycled materials.

100% Bamboo Woven Fleece, 10 oz.

I've let the downside of bamboo fabric be known, yet there are numerous environmental benefits, such as fast growing without fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo requires very little water and is an extreme-weather survivor plant.

The softness and gentle-flowing hand is addictive. This is a double-sided fabric with one side fleeced, and the other side showing a shiny diamond pattern.

Perfect uses are blankets, diapers and sweat pants.

Shipped from Los Angeles, price is $7.50 per yard or $6.50 per yard for 50-plus yards. Width is 68 inches.

55% Hemp + 45% Recycled Polyester Twill, 8.5 oz.

Recycling reduces waste and energy, so you know it's a good thing. Hemp adds the strength while the recycled polyester gives it an even consistency.

This twill is excellent for jeans, jackets, rugged shirts, and shorts. Also good for caps, bags, and wallets. Does well for home interior applications, such as window coverings and shades.

Price is $7.50 per yard or $6.50 per yard for 50-plus yards. Width is 57 inches.

Whether you are looking for discounted closeouts or new and well-stocked materials, I can assist with 100% hemp or blend samples. Oh, and t-shirts too!

April 27, 2012

Spring for 2012 Hemp

Coming from Texas, flexible terms and options include custom colors, sample ordering.

From the Look Book:
    Super Hero Hemp Booty Shorts
    Hemp Cargo Pants
    Spaghetti Strap Hemp Mini Dress
    Drawstring Hemp Shorts
    Three Strap Hemp Tank Tops
    Lowrise Hemp Pants
    Hemp Tie Dye Pants

Retailers contact me to custom-order for your store with direct wholesale pricing; no consultation fee, supplier's terms. Small boutiques are my specialty. I also offer flexible retainer options (weekly, monthly ...) for customized periodical reports to "green" buyer; just ask!

March 4, 2012

Thank Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors, LLC

photo by Wendy Simon
This gal is an expert that every eco artist and designer should know!

Kathy sells high quality, vibrant  natural dyes and supplies online. Check her out for dyes, kits and tools.

She passionately shares her research when you sign up for the Botanical Times Newsletter. Learn things like indigo dyeing and crocking, eco-related suppliers, or nonprofits that improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry.
Color Association photo

You can download her 2012 natural dye palette ‒ formulated so that designers can create their own palettes.

If you are a designer looking for help to establish unique resources like this, feel free to contact me, Delia. I can quote and formulate a custom directory for your particular business.

January 28, 2012

Bamboo Fabrics Got Greenwash Sentence

Around six years ago green-movement “insiders” corresponded about the upcoming bamboo fabric crash.

2008 August Sarah Compson of the Soil Association said they would be happy to certify bamboo if someone could come up with a sustainable method that goes all through the supply chain, not just the growing.

Read more ...

July 21, 2011

Following Innovative Designer Naia Rico

Read about Naia's new business, My Organic T-shirt venture on Feel Good Style and retailers contact Delia for wholesale prices, terms, and USA ordering.

First retailer stocking in LA says men's boxer shorts sell best and we suspect women are buying them too.

For all genders, this KOLAM collection perfects production with organic cotton underwear and recycled metal packaging. What could be more practical than high-quality basics made from good business ethics?

June 10, 2011

Interview with Tanja of April Aromatics

Ambrosia, owner of "Perfume by Nature" and "The Natural Place" blog interviews Tanja of April Aromatics.

May 29, 2011

Giveaway Lady Honors April Aromatics Month of June

Check out the Giveaway Lady's blog for instructions on your essential oil blend entry!

If you've never sampled Tanja's potions, this is a free chance for euphoria.

Contact Delia to purchase samples otherwise.

New Hemp Arrivals!

11oz, 16.5 oz, and 21oz Canvas.
Twine balls in 1mm, 0.5mm, and 1mm waxed.
100% Hemp Jersey fabric; Width: 59" Open, Color: Natural.
55% Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton Jersey; dyes extremely well and softens with use, 28" Tube.
Socks are 50% Hemp, 40% Organic Cotton, 7% Nylon, 3% Lycra. Also grey/black or grey/white colors.

March 1, 2011

Hemp + More Announcements

Hemp Fabric Sale
Try Hemp/Cotton Fleece slashed for the month of March from $10 per yard to only $7 per yard, which is cheaper than the 250-yard price! This fabric is plain on one side with a brushed surface on the reverse side, 55% Hemp and 45% Organic Cotton blended. It is the softest of hemp fabrics and is the most popular to make reusable  diapers. Hemp/Cotton Fleece is highly water absorbent, plus resistant to mold and bacteria. It's great for sweatshirts, jackets, sweatpants, and leg warmers. Also used as a lining fabric for jackets and other thick outerwear. For 500-yard minimum, the price is $6.50/yard. Place your order before April and save!

New Product: 100% Hemp Braided Cord
Cording is different from twine or rope in that it is created by weaving yarns of hemp into a hollow, circular tube like a shoelace. This is a standard cording size and may be used as a drawstring for hoodies and sweat pants. It may also be used in industrial applications, such as tying and binding.The cording is 5.6mm thick and has been strength tested at 280lbs.

Sample/Retail: $1.00/Yard
1 Coil (110 Yards): $0.50/Yard
10 Coils (550 Yards): $0.40/Yard

Wash + Care
Considered "Bulletproof" by many experts, hemp is an amazingly strong long-lasting fabric that launders easily. It handles extreme water temperatures well and can be considered a machine-washable linen. More tips below ...

  • Hemp sheds dirt more readily than other materials and with thorough rinsing, comes clean as new after every wash.
  • Each time hemp is washed it constantly reveals new surfaces, usually becoming softer with use. Given reasonable care, it will render a lifetime of service.
  • If you are washing plain hemp fabric that has not yet been made into a garment, then it is very important to surge the edges before washing to prevent fraying.
  • Bleach should not be used because it can significantly degrade and weaken the natural fibers.