American Grown-Spun-Milled: Fabric Without A Passport
As you know, we've been strong proponents of domestic fabrics since NearSea's inception almost ten years ago. Our belief that locally-grown, -spun, and -milled fabrics (made from organic fibers, of course!) are better has driven our business, and we're thrilled to announce our new site, American Grown•Spun•Milled, which exclusively features "fabric without a passport" ... the fabrics and notions listed on that site are all ones that have never left American soil. The carbon footprint is better, we're keeping jobs here, and we're supporting the creation of a local, sustainable fabric economy. There's a lot of overlap between NearSea Naturals and American Grown•Spun•Milled, but our already-strict sustainability criteria are even more stringent there, as we add in the need for all steps of the fabric creation process to happen right here.
You can also "like" American Grown•Spun•Milled on facebook (just as we hope you've already "liked" NearSea Naturals), where we'll post information about sustainability, current news, occasional discounts, etc.
AND, because one exciting bit of news per post simply isn't enough, we've also finally found the vibrantly-colored organic cotton thread you've been asking for lo these many years. It's on wooden spools, too, which makes us very happy. Swatches are available, which may help make choosing from thirty different colors a bit easier.