Sunday, April 20, 2008

baby jean organics

organic fabrics

Some exciting news! I will be adding a new line to katie jean in June called baby jean organics. I have also begun a new blog and etsy shop just for baby jean organics. I will be able to give you more info on them when I have something made to post.

It will begin as a small collection, containing four items, a baby blanket, burpcloth, wash mitt, and stuffed toy elephant. I was able to find some beautiful organic fabric from Harmony Art. Made by a designer here in California, living near Fort Bragg. She has created some beautiful prints and coordinating solids in a diverse array. I have chosen five differing prints that are all so cute, yet clean and modern.

My first real love is katie jean and my love of all things vintage. You know the best thing is the hunt, finding all of those special fabrics that were once hidden away. Creating with organic fabrics just seemed like a natural next step. It's fun for me to continue working in an environmental way. My mom always called my katie jean work "recycling". Now it is considered "repurposing", which sounds so much nicer!

A special thank you to my friend Rene for encouraging me to begin this new line. She helped me search for fabrics and find my first baby jean customers. You are great, thanks for keeping me going!


Diane said...

It's exciting to hear about your new endeavor! No doubt, it will be a success due to the quality and care that you put into your products. Best wishes to you, now and always.

Melly said...

Sounds so exciting, and thise fabrics look so yummy! Can't wait to see what you have come up with!! Thanks too for the studio congrats - it is so much fun!!!

Harmony said...

Thanks for the kind words! I hope you enjoy the fabric!! I love your stuff and can't wait to see how you bring the fabrics to life.