Natural, organic fabrics, produced without chemical assistance or additives, are the best fabrics for our
children, families and environment. However, you might have had difficulty finding these fabrics easily
in the past. Cloth production is one of the most difficult and complex of manufacturing processes, and
the textile industry has been slower than most in adopting and providing responsible, natural products.
Because of the rise of bamboo and hemp fabrics, however, it is now easier than ever to find quality
natural, organic fabrics for your home.
Product lines of organically grown bamboo fabrics are expanding rapidly and many fabrics carry a
certification ensuring that they meet ecological manufacturing criteria. Bamboo fabric is the softest,
smoothest fabric to wear next to your skin and it has the distinct advantage of wicking away moisture
better than cotton or many synthetic fabrics, keeping skin dryer and more comfortable. Bamboo fabric
by the yard comes in velour, fleece, terry, flannel and other extremely comfortable styles and is perfect
for sewing baby, children or adult clothing.
Organic hemp fabric is also available by the yard in fleece and jersey. The weight, softness and strength
of organic hemp fabric make it a perfect choice for diaper fabric, children’s sheets and blankets, towels
and many other household textiles. Dyed any of a multitude of colors or in its natural creamy-white hue,
hemp fabric has a lovely texture which enhances any garment.
As manufacturers and retailers work harder to research and manufacture environmentally sound
and healthy products, the task of finding and deciding which fabrics are right for you and your family
is becoming easier. All-natural fabrics, like bamboo fabric by the yard and organic hemp fabric, are
your best source of quality textiles to make your home and your environment as safe, healthy and
comfortable as possible.