fabricsandfrills

Eco-friendly & organic craft fabrics & trimmings

Cahors, France · 790 Sales

fabricsandfrills

Eco-friendly & organic craft fabrics & trimmings

Cahors, France 790 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Carol-Ann

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Announcement   With spring arriving fast on the heels of winter lovely Easter and spring fabrics are back on the cutting board. Chase away those winter blues with Easter bunnies & spring florals ♥ Cotton with a conscience ~ beautiful high quality eco-friendly craft fabrics ready to ship now from France. Ideal for patchwork, quilting, soft furnishings & toy making

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Last updated on Feb 14, 2018

With spring arriving fast on the heels of winter lovely Easter and spring fabrics are back on the cutting board. Chase away those winter blues with Easter bunnies & spring florals ♥ Cotton with a conscience ~ beautiful high quality eco-friendly craft fabrics ready to ship now from France. Ideal for patchwork, quilting, soft furnishings & toy making

Carol-Ann

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Fabrics & Frills ~ beautiful eco-friendly craft cotton and trimmings

Welcome to my Etsy shop.

I have always loved fabrics, design, colour and texture and was delighted to discover the wonderful fabrics made by Westfalenstoffe. I love the colours, original and enduring designs, quality and texture of these delightful fabrics and I hope they give you as much pleasure incorporating them into your craft projects as it gives me to find, chose, curate, photograph and describe the range I bring to you.

All my textiles are designed and manufactured to exacting quality and ecological standards by Westfalenstoffe, a small family run business and makers of fine fabrics for almost 80 years.

Westfalenstoffe fabrics are made from the best quality 100 % cotton sourced from Egypt, Syria and Pakistan. The cottons grown in these areas yield longer fibres which results in far fewer slubs or knots in the finished textiles.

And all my cotton fabrics meet the Öko-Tex-Standard 100 standard meaning they have been manufactured using no harmful chemicals. This makes them ideal for children’s clothing and toys, soft furnishings, quilting, patchwork or indeed any creative craft project.

Fabrics & Frills is a smoke free environment.

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Last updated on Dec 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What happens if my order is lost in the post?

I will make every effort to ensure your purchase is shipped in a timely manner, with secure packaging. Once it leaves my hands, however, Etsy no longer holds me responsible for the package. If a package gets lost or stolen, I sympathize with you, but I am under no obligation to offer you a refund. If this is a concern for you, please request that the item be insured! In the case of lost items I will open a claim with La Poste and a refund will be issued if this claim is successful.

Care instructions

For fabrics made in 100% cotton, we recommend machine washing at 30° Celsius (86° Fahrenheit). We advise against using spin and dryer cycles.

Please wash dark colours separately.

A useful tip - adding a cup of household vinegar to your final rinse will help prevents felting and helps keep colours bright and vibrant for years to come.

What makes Westfalenstoffe fabrics so special?

Westfalenstoffe leave their fabrics as untreated as possible making them exceptionally sturdy. Easy-care and wrinkle-resistant treatments are avoided ensuring fabrics maintain their natural stability. As a general rule, synthetic resins are not used.

Virtually all Westfalenstoffe fabrics meet the Öko-Tex100 standard and those fabrics marked as organic contain materials from certified organic sources and also meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

As well as being free from harmful substances. Westfalenstoffe fabrics exhibit very little shrinkage and textiles are coloured using reactive dye and printing process. In short this is important the dyes permeate the fibers instead of merely resting on the surface as in pigment printing

What does Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 mean?

This standard signifies that a material has passed tests for harmful substances in every phase of its processing and so presents minimal health risks. This standard go beyond the already strict requirements provided for by law governing use of toxic substances. Use of azoic and other allergenic dyes is prohibited and restrictions also apply to the following:

• Formaldehyde is completely prohibited or restricted according to international laws.
• Pesticide content of materials must not be higher than that of fruits and vegetables.
• Carcinogenic and allergenic dyes are prohibited, meaning that materials must be pH-balanced and contain no questionable pigments.
• Clothing for infants must be resistant

What does Certified Organic Cultivation (kbA) mean?

Where marked our fabrics are Certified Organic Cultivation which means we can guarantee that there has been:
• No use of synthetic fertilizers
• No use of chemical-synthetic pesticides
• No use of genetically modified organisms
• No use of defoliants (hand-harvesting required)
• Fair trade and fair compensation
• No child or forced labour

What is GOTS or the Global Organic Textile Standard?

To receive GOTS certification, materials such as cotton, new wool, silk, and linen must be at least 70% organic in their fiber composition; the standard also specifies exactly how the fibers may be processed and what substances may be used in doing so. No substances that could harm one’s health or the environment may be used in the production of GOTS-certified textiles, which precludes formaldehyde, azoic dyes, and heavy metals. In addition, manufacturers’ compliance with minimum social standards of fair production, such as the working conditions in cotton fields, is rigorously monitored.