Now how about that georgeous striped fabric? It is Cloud 9 Straws in Minty, and was a generous gift from Georgette, a Belgian online shop which specializes in organic fabrics. Georgette, which is run by the lovely Ruth, sells all the organic fabric brands we love so much: Cloud 9, Birch, Monaluna, Lillestof, Amy Butler Organic, and more. All these fabrics have the GOTS-label, which means they consist for at least 95% of organically produced fibres. In the production of these fabrics, the use of detrimental chemical products is highly restricted. This does not only make the fabrics safer and healthier (not in the least for children, people with allergies, or a sensitive skin) – their production is also much better for the environment. Moreover, the GOTS label also has a social dimension, as it is only given to fabrics which are produced under strictly controlled circumstances: no forced labor, no child labor, minimum wages, humane treatment of workers, and so on. In sum: while organic fabrics are a bit more expensive than other fabrics, they are so worth their money!
Tip: the sales season started in Belgium yesterday, so you can buy this lovely fabric, as well as many others, at a discount price. Georgette ships to Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, and Luxembourg.