I know that I may have mentioned this before, but I have a ton of vintage textiles left over from my mother's interior design store. I've been contemplating what I should do with them, it seems a shame to just let them sit there. I dare not make them into throw pillows--not with the little hands grabbing, splatting, and smudging around my house everyday. Sometimes I wrap gifts with a piece of the fabric. Do you ever wonder where to find great textiles that are also eco-friendly? Besides raiding the attic for vintage finds, there are quite a few (and growing) number of companies in the business of producing organic, healthy, eco-friendly, and fair trade fabric for you to wrap your home in, or as I like to say, to Design Your Environment. After all, when even West Elm and Pottery Barn are getting with the program, creating a healthier home couldn't be easier.
Here are a few smaller businesses I suggest you check out:
P.S. Also, take a look at page 88 of Eco-Beautiful Weddings magazine for the article I recently wrote that breaks down the do's and don'ts and the ins and outs of sustainable linens and fabrics.