On my first day working at Spoonflower, I learned our core values of creativity, customer focus, authenticity, resourcefulness, fun, and trust. These values are exemplified in daily office life. When you experience the unique, warm atmosphere throughout the office and operations floor it is not hard to understand why The Triangle Business Journal voted Spoonflower one of its 50 Best Places to Work in 2015.
As Spoonflower has grown from two families working together in Mebane to over 170 employees working in both North Carolina and Berlin, we have wanted to give back and help serve our local community in a more meaningful way. With this goal in mind, we established our Volunteerism Committee in December of 2015. So far, the committee has found wonderful projects for Spoonflower to support including adopting a family for Christmas, donating children’s books to Book Harvest, and sponsoring JUST TRYAN IT, which provides assistance to the families of children with cancer. Beyond these wonderful organizations, Spoonflower also offers its employees paid time off specifically designated for volunteering with any nonprofit of their choice.
You know those 4" x 4" little swatches of printed fabric you find tucked lovingly into your Spoonflower fabric orders? These swatches may be small, but they are mighty! From covered buttons and graphic shirt pockets to elaborate pieced quilts, we are always astounded to see what people do with them. Now, we want to see what you can create your free 4 inch swatch.
We've redesigned the small swatches that ship in every Spoonflower fabric order to make it easier to snip off the text and make the most of your printed fabric morsel. Now it's up to you to stretch your creativity, and start doing big things with these tiny fabric squares. Such as…
Right now at Spoonflower Headquarters, spring has sprung. Everywhere you look a new flower is blooming and trees are filling back up with leaves we’ll need for shade once our steamy North Carolina summer hits. Everything is fresh and beautiful and it reminds us in the most magnanimous way why we have dedicated ourselves to protecting our environment and being a sustainable company.
Don't miss out on your chance to snag our most popular upholstery weight fabric at half the price! Our 45% recycled Eco Canvas is perfect for those projects that require a sturdy, durable fabric. It features bold and vivid colors that hold up great to multiple washings. Eco Canvas is ideal for upholstery, home dec and bag projects.
Just add 1 – 5 yards of Eco Canvas to your shopping cart, and use promo code: ECO to see the price drop 50%.
Wait, I need some inspiration…
Inspired yet? Awesome! Time to get shopping!
In April of 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal and left many homeless. Across the world in Durham, NC, Spoonflower’s own Anitha Kothandaraman wanted to do something to help. Anitha came up with the idea that the employees of Spoonflower could use its resources of remnant fabric and energetic, creative employees to sew blankets for Nepal. Just like that, Spoonflower’s Blankets for Good program was born.
Meredith, Spoonflower’s Community Outreach organizer, sews a RARE Bear to be given to a child living with a rare disease.
For 25 hours, we're offering 25% off of Fleece! Beginning at 10 AM EDT on Thursday, April 7th, through 11 AM EDT on Friday, April 8th, receive 25% off 1 to 5 yards of Fleece, using promo code: FLEECE in your shopping cart.
Our Fleece is a double-faced, low-loft, 100% polyester knit napped fabric. This lightweight, cozy Fleece is ideal for blankets (including no-sew-tie baby blankets), pillows, plushies, adult and youth loungewear, and cold weather apparel. Hemming is optional with this fabric as it doesn’t fray when cut, making this Fleece perfect for novice and experienced crafters alike. This fabric is engineered to show crisp design detail and long-lasting vibrant color, truly making it "not your average fleece"!
Get excited–Spoonflower is officially shipping from Berlin!! If you’re based in Europe, Africa or the Middle East and have placed an order over the past few days, you may have noticed a few changes to your cart. This is the first step in internationalizing the Spoonflower website to make it more user friendly for our global community. Over the next few months we’ll continue to release more features, like the option to use the site in multiple languages and currencies.
To access the new cart and have your orders processed through our German factory, you don’t do anything differently.
Simply add fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap to your cart. Select your country from the drop down menu in the bottom right of the cart in the "Delivery Options, Promo Codes and Credits" section.
Then click “Continue to Checkout.” At the moment, this service is only available to those checking out with a credit card. We plan to rollout more payment options in the future. If you choose to pay with PayPal, your order will be processed by US factory.
If you’re accessing the site from Europe, you’ll be redirected to a new cart. You’ll notice the price is still in US dollars, but VAT, or tax from your country, is now included. Paying VAT upfront allows your order to skip customs and saves you from a long trip out to the customs office. Here, just enter your shipping address and payment information and you’re all set! The rest will take place on our end. We’ll process your order through our Berlin factory and you’ll receive your order a lot faster without the chance of customs charges!
With this change comes a restructuring of shipping costs. Customers in various European countries will now receive lower shipping fees. Find a full list of countries and the shipping cost group that applies here.
Community members based in the US, Canada and Australia will see no changes to shipping costs.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team by emailing email@example.com.
We’ve all had the experience of seeing a beautiful surface design on Spoonflower and thinking… “gosh, that would make a beautiful… pillow, tea towel, tablecloth maybe even a chair!” Then life gets in the way, and we just don’t get around to actually starting… or finishing the project we envisioned. Or for others, you may be after a custom product but lack the sewing skills to actually make it yourself (hey, we can’t all be good at everything!). Here at Spoonflower, we are excited to share that we have a small team that is working to help bring your unique home dec projects and ideas to life, no sewing skills required.