Did you know that we have a large selection of New Zealand and even Wellington designed fabrics?
Anthea one of our potters is also a fabric designer. We have a few of her fabrics and homewares in store.
They are all made with organic and hemp fabrics!
One of the few NZ fabric houses that we regular source from is Hemptech. They regularly engage NZ and Australian artists to design fabrics for them. The result is a lovely cohesive and timeless range that stands the test of time. One of the best things is the designs are all printed here in NZ on 100% Eco Linen – mostly grown and woven in Belgium where the worlds best quality linen comes from.
Eco Linen is ecological due to the way it is grown and processed. Linen requires very minimal pesticides and fertilisers and requires no extra irrigation. When the fibre is processed, it is dew retted. Meaning they harvest the linen and leave it on the ground for the fibre to be ‘rotted’ out of the leaf. This usually takes weeks rather than days for this process to occur. Cheaper linens on the market quicken this process by using chemicals.
What do you think? I think we certainly have some talented designers within our shores!
You can view samples of all of these fabrics in our shop. Or we are slowly adding them to the Verdant Living website.