Patterned After Nature: Kirin & Co. Eco Fabrics

August 21, 2008 · Print This Article

The marketplace for eco-friendly window treatments is still fairly small, and the ones that are available tend to be very expensive, sometimes costing more than $100 for one panel.  It may be OK to splurge like that once in a while, but for more practical, everyday eco-friendly curtains, a much more practical solution may be to simply construct them yourself from eco-friendly fabrics. Those can get expensive too, so I was exstatic to find these gorgeous fabrics by Kirin & Co, thanks to the lovely ladies at Crafting a Green World and Tiny Decor.

The bold, bright patterns are hand screen-printed by independent Melbourne-based designer Lara Cameron on fabric that is a blend of organic cotton and hemp with eco-friendly, solvent-free inks.  I can

easily imagine any of these fabrics turned into a gorgeous set of curtains. The Flowing Dots fabric in orange would have been perfect for the unisex nursery I did last week.

With the Flowing Dots and Riverstones patterns both available in 2 colorways, they just might inspire you to pull out the sewing machine, or, in my case, the hem tape. I like shortcuts

Why It’s Green:

  • Hand screenprinted on fabric that is a blend of 55% hemp, 45% certified organic cotton
  • Uses eco-friendly, solvent-free inks

Price: AUD $17 or about $15 USD per meter

[Source] jennae


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