Have you checked our fabric selection lately? It’s grown quite a bit! I’ve added an earthy new summer collection and some season-less staple fabrics. I’ve also restocked three all time bestseller fabrics since many of you let me know that you had missed out when they were last in our store.
Remember this gorgeous saturated Hemp and Organic Cotton Cotton knit in Deep Teal? It was part of our Spring 2017 capsule collection and sold out within a couple of days. I made my Dad a Strathcona T-shirt featuring the Brown colorway and I am currently making myself a teal Weekender Breton Top (sorry, I just had to use a couple meters for myself! Don’t worry, I stocked plenty extra for you to use too.). Since I love this fabric so much I’ve also added a third color to our collection, but more on that in a moment!
Also freshly restocked are two Hemp and Organic Cotton shirtings from our Summer 2016 collection!
This was the fabric used for our Fairfield Button-up sample:
And now let’s have a look at our new Summer 2017 fabrics: They feature sustainable fibres and earthy colors inspired by the evergreen forest and wind-whipped lake that Matt and I enjoy each summer at our favourite camping spot.
Let’s begin with the deep blue of the lake…I’ve been dying to show you this gorgeous 100% linen in navy!
It is 5.9 oz/sq yard making it a great medium weight with enough heft and opacity to create a perfect menswear button-up or a gorgeous tunic.
If you guys love this linen as much as I do I hope to increase our color range since I really enjoy carrying such a sustainable fibre in our shop. Some of the other intriguing colors available include natural, olive, red, and plum.
And now, the pebble grey of the gravel beaches:
One of our fabric suppliers has recently added a new line of 100% cotton jerseys which I am over the moon about…I have looked for heathered 100% cotton jerseys for some time now since this is Matt’s favorite sort of t-shirt fabric. There is no spandex so it can be dried at high heat without worry of degrading. I’ve added this beautiful heathered grey to our summer collection and look forward to adding a really nice heathered blue as well as a selection of matching ribbing in the future.
Next up, we have a new color option (reminiscent of salal bushes and ferns) for our hemp and organic cotton trouser canvas:
This canteen green looks a tad more saturated in photos than it does in indoor light so I think it would be perfect treated as a neutral and sewn into Jedediah Pants to pair with brightly colored t-shirts (or perhaps a more sedate heather grey t-shirt from the 100% cotton jersey!).
I wish you could feel this canvas in person but I think the photo above should give you an idea of how gorgeous it is: It is tightly woven with a very slight nubbly texture (due to the hemp). It will make for excellent hard wearing trousers.
While we are looking at hemp fabrics, here is the new third color option for our Hemp and Organic Cotton Jersey – it is Stone Grey.
This elegant warm grey would look very smart as a t-shirt paired with extra deep indigo denim.
If you like the idea of hemp and organic cotton blends but prefer a bit more stretch, I’ve added two fabrics featuring a new blend of fibres to the shop: 53% Hemp, 44% Organic Cotton and 3% Spandex! It features a finer texture and more elasticity than the version without any spandex but it does not drape or stretch quite as much as the Bamboo, Organic Cotton and Spandex blend that we also have in our collection. With the Hemp/Cotton blend on one end of the spectrum (lots of texture, loosely knit, not stretchy) and the Bamboo/Cotton/Spandex blend on the other (smooth, tightly knit, very stretchy), these two new fabrics fall right in the middle.
This fabric also comes in the same stone grey color as the Hemp/Cotton blend without spandex. Compare this photo below to the stone grey fabric above and you can see what I mean about the finer texture of the Hemp/Cotton featuring spandex:
So there you have it, the earthy summer collection! But there are still more fabrics to show you since I have added a few new color options to the staple fabrics that we stock in our shop (and restock each time they sell out, unlike our seasonal collections):
As I always say, the Bamboo, Organic Cotton and Spandex jersey that we have had in our shop for a number of is hands down my favorite fabric. We currently carry it in burgundy, charcoal, forest green, almond, olive, navy and white stripe, and navy and grey stripe. I thought it was time to add some true basics since it is the perfect choice for everything from t-shirts to leggings:
We now have black (a true pure black that is darker than it appears in this photo):
And classic navy:
These two will certainly be my only choice for leggings from now on!
And, to finish on a very colorful note, I’ve added two new paisely acetate linings based on a lovely customer’s request! Here we have a stunning purple:
And a very elegant navy:
As always, I love receiving requests! If you are looking for a particular fabric or would like to see one of our fabrics in a different colour, please let me know by commenting or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org