Funky Fabrix

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Welcome to Funky Fabrix!
Australia's largest dedicated Organic and Vintage Fabric store!


Here you will find all the latest news from our online organic fabric store http://www.funkyfabrix.com.au

We have new stock arriving daily and will keep you updated on new goodies available, newest trends, fun competitions and bits and pieces from our lives.

If you would like to view our amazing vintage fabrics you can visit our Vintage Fabric store www.vintagefabriconline.com.

We love to see photos of your creations so don't forget to pop us a line and a photo if you would like to see your creation on your photo page on the website.
e-mail: shona@funkyfabrix.com.au

Shona and Jason

Our Vintage Fabric Website

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Funky Fabrix - Going the Organic Route!


We have now been online for almost 10 years and have decided to follow our hearts and what we practise as a family - we are now going fully organic, upcycled and vintage! 

 

Whilst we have enjoyed bringing you colourful bold retro style  prints and will continue to do so, we now are altering the direction of our business.

We will now be stocking exclusively, 100% pure organic fabrics. These will all have been certified by GOTS.
We believe that we as a business have a responsibility to stock only organic fabric.  These fabrics are all natural from GMO free seeds and healthy soils as opposed to standard fabrics which are often treated with fungicides and insecticides. The dyeing and printing is low impact using natural dyes as opposed to chlorine bleaching and high temperature dying which in turn has a damaging effect on the environment. The heavy metals in pigments run off into waterways polluting waterways. 
Here are some more sobering facts. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. These chemicals are deadly. Factory workers breathe in their fumes during manufacuring. World Health Organisation estimates 20,000 deaths are attributed to pesticides alone. In America, more than 10,000 farmers die each year from cancers related to such chemicals. 
We can no longer support this industry.
We will now only be supporting companies which are eco friendly, sustainable, fair trade and produce organic textiles. 
We still will bring you the freshest boldest prints . You can buy in the knowledge that the fabrics you are purchasing are fully organic and are fair trade. 
Thank you for your continued support, we all can make a small difference to the world we live in



2 comments:

~ Kim ~ said...

That is really great. I hope to see organic fabrics in my stash from you guys soon! Happy New Year.

Cloudy Stitches said...

Just found you!
Totally awesome

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