Sunbrella Fabrics are Great Indoors

by SNorg on 11/19/2011

Did you know Sunbrella has a fabric line for inside the home? Shasta of Unique Expressions is happy to help you with fabric choices.

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Organic and Hemp Fabrics for the Home

by SNorg on 11/14/2011


Organic Cotton for home furnishings is becoming more popular every year.  Here are a few great resources for organic and hemp fabrics.

Organic cotton is special home for decor items that have a number of advantages over synthetic fabric drapes like polyester. For one thing, although cotton itself is one of the world’s most popular fabrics, esteemed for its lightweight breath ability and ease of use, it is in fact one of the most industrially abused fabrics we come into contact with. By the time highly processed cotton makes its way to you on store shelves, it has already been steeped in pesticides during growth, pumped full of stringent cleaning chemicals during processing, and had ample opportunity to absorb substances that can act as irritants to the skin and, in some cases, be downright toxic.

Organic cotton, however, is better for the environment and better for the people that use it. Organic cotton products have not come into contact with obscene amounts of different chemicals – but they do retain a number of their natural enhancements.


Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers. Not only is hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fiber. This prevents hemp garments from stretching out or becoming distorted with use. The more hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light.

Due to the porous nature of the fiber, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its color better than any fabric including cotton. This porous nature allows hemp to “breathe,” so that it is cool in warm weather.



A Review of Fabrics for Slipcovers

September 4, 2011

By Jeannie Hutchins of Natural Slipcovers There is a wide range of  fabrics (conventional as well as organic) that are available for slipcovers. Jeannie of Natural Slipcovers has been in the industry for 16 years and carries a useful selection of samples from these companies, as well as others.  Please contact Jeannie @ Natural Slipcovers (919) […]

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