I love Ink & Spindle. Lara & Teegs from I&S design & print the most beautiful fabrics, they are so lovely, and their commitment to environmental & social sustainability is inspiring. Hooray!
If you’ve been to their wonderful studio in Kensington you’ll know how nice it is in there, especially when fabric is drying hanging from the ceiling like sails on a boat. It’s like being in an indoor tent! If you haven’t been, they’re having an open studio on August 13th – schedule it in!
All Ink & Spindle fabrics are printed on a combination of organic, sustainable and fairtrade basecloths. Awesome.
Production of organic & fairtrade fibers for textiles is growing so much worldwide every year, which is fantastic. Often now demand for these textiles can outstrip the supply of them. I have often faced small delays when having my Pocket Carnival fabrics (also organic) printed, and whilst I’m not glad that they’ve had a delay, I’m so glad that Ink & Spindle have blogged about their experience with this. It can be really really difficult at times to commit to running a creative business 100% sustainably & ethically when it’s so easy to nip down to the dreaded Spotlight and pick up some bargains, but when we commit to supporting fairtrade & organic farming we need to remember that it’s also a commitment to dealing with the occasional supply issue. I totally think it’s worth it when products as wonderful as Ink & Spindle fabrics are created!
I’m totally fearful of quilting, but I hear that the Ink & Spindle Allsorts Quilt Kits are pretty foolproof… the quilts are also amazingly beautiful, so if you’ve ever fancied you might become a quilter, take a look at their kits here!
If you love Ink & Spindle, take a look at our new textiles directory for more awesome environmentally & ethically friendly fabric printers & shops!