Spoonflower strives to ensure that our fabrics are good for you and good for the earth. From our low-waste digital print process and organic fabric options to paper options certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), we seek to provide products made safely and sustainably. While the textile industry is rife with sustainability problems, see how Spoonflower has worked hard to reverse this direction.
To set the stage for an eco-friendly gathering, we turned to our pals at Cherry Blossom Events, who have an eye for throwing themed parties with a sustainable edge. Their team was inspired by Spoonflower designs that evoked nature in all its finery–from ocean waves and bold botanicals to playful tree prints. Keep reading to find out the five ways you can throw a greener party.
Today our friend Sophie, writer and creator of the most beautiful sewing blog Ada Spragg, visits the blog to share two of her favorite me-made summer weather accessories. Get out your sewing machine, grab some colorful fabric, and get ready to turn up the beet because you’re going to want to stitch up both of these projects ASAP!
Whether you’re getting ready to liven up a living room with a do-it-yourself upholstery project or looking for a fabric with that coveted worn-in look, Cypress Cotton Canvas will be the answer to your home dec dreams. While we could go on for days listing the reasons why we love this fabric, we’ll limit it to just five!
1. It’s a true upholstery weight fabric.
Cypress Cotton Canvas is a 100% cotton upholstery and home décor fabric featuring a sophisticated basketweave structure. If you’re not ready to commit to completely recovering your couch, start with a small project like a cover for your ottoman.
Did you know 2018 marks Spoonflower’s 10 year anniversary? It’s safe to say we’ve come a long way from the days of printing just three yards of fabric in one hour and having a team of just five. Over these 10 years we’ve been lucky to see our community of makers and designers grow, and through social platforms like Instagram, we’ve gotten a front-row seat to your creativity.
When it comes to theme parties, the Spoonflower team just can’t resist. For example, on Fridays in the office it’s no surprise to see a handful of staffers proudly sporting t-shirts with cats on them to celebrate a favorite day in the office, Cat Shirt Friday. Luckily, the Spoonflower designer community has filled the Marketplace with perfectly themed designs to help achieve any of our party planning dreams. Pair with Black Twine, a modern entertaining platform that provides inspiring party planning tools, and you’ve got the keys to a successfully thrown celebration!
Working behind the scenes at Spoonflower, we get a unique peek at what trends have caught the eyes and hearts of the designer community based on what they’re uploading to the Marketplace. We’ve seen three styles grow in popularity and today we’ve rounded up a few designs to highlight their versatility. Whether you use them to kickstart your creativity for designing or as a starting point for your next DIY project, today’s picks are sure to inspire.
Today is an exciting day, but first, introductions! My name is Jenell, and I’m a graphic designer on the Spoonflower marketing team. Nice to meet you! Today, I’m bringing you some magic in the form of a few black makers and creatives you need to know. No seriously, they’re pretty magical. Together they offer a smorgasbord of talent that ranges from surface pattern designers and illustrators to interior designers and DIY bloggers. That’s right, I am hooking you guys up! Enough chit chat, let the fun begin.
What’s the best part about being a woman of color in your industry?
“I think the best part is that I have a different cultural background to tap into. I find joy in sharing that part of me with the world.”
If you’re new to sewing, the thought of working with knit fabrics might have you running in the opposite direction. Nightmares of fabric slipping all over the place and broken stitches galore may haunt you at night but today’s tips and tricks from the London based blogger behind Wanderstitch will be a dream come true. By the end of Sarah’s visit, you’ll be ready to create your own version of her Sport Lycra Kielo Wrap Dress!
When asked what they love most about today’s sewing community, our guest bloggers replied, “We love how open and accepting it is.” After listening to just one episode of Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community and small business, you’ll be asking yourself how you ever got through a sewing project without hosts Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos. Covering topics like fabric 101, facing your sewing fears, or one of our personal favorites, how big is your fabric stash, you’ll be wishing you could hang out with these two by the end of their interview.