CPSIA update and fabulous new sustainable fabrics...
We're thrilled to offer an amazing napped organic wool flannel that will just knock your socks off -- it certainly did ours! Simply stunning, and glorious to work with, we're thrilled that it arrived in the middle of winter because we can't stop snuggling with the fabric and it'll be wearable at least through springtime. It's just gorgeous -- don't miss it!
Two new Harmony Art prints will certainly help enliven your day -- Space Cowboy is one of the brightest prints we've ever seen on an organic base, and I've fallen hard for the Brown/Aqua Let It Grow Wide Twill. It's the same print as our Let It Grow twill, but in a different colorway, and it just grabs me for some reason -- I really love this fabric. We've added two new deep, dark, sophisticated fabrics, too: Ebony Interlock and Shadow Black Crinkle-Cut (another favorite of mine -- falling for fabulous textiles is an occupational hazard, I fear!).
If you're tired of winter's chill and are getting ready for spring's glory, you'll love our Lime/Periwinkle Stripe Jersey -- doesn't it look like it could start the flowers blooming all by itself? The Dusty Cayenne Rib Knit is another exuberant color, and our Timberwolf Rib Knit acts as a wonderful accent (or is splendid all by itself).
And a quick, optimistic update on the CPSIA: they voted on the 5th about not requiring certain natural materials to be tested for lead. (You can visit the links in my earlier post for much more in-depth updates than I post here, but I definitely want to keep everyone informed.) According to Bloomberg, "The CPSC exempted wool, cotton, silk, gemstones and pearls;" a member posting at a discussion at fashion-incubator says such fabrics "have to be untreated and unadulterated by the addition of dyes, pigments, etc. The only way these fabrics will be exempt is if they are in their natural state." Either way, this is very promising and definitely worth keeping an eye on as more news develops.