FabricSpeaks

Repurposed fabric. Sustainable living. A colorful life.

California, United States On Etsy since 2020

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FabricSpeaks

Repurposed fabric. Sustainable living. A colorful life.

California, United States | 71 Sales

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In our family we have a saying: Fabric Speaks. It speaks love and care, patience and art, thoughts and prayers. When an item is made and put into someone's hands, the item speaks all of those things. Without any words.
I love to sew with fabric that I collect in a variety of places. And when I find fabric that I love, it speaks what it will be.

I use old jeans that would otherwise be thrown out (the ones with damage that are not able to be re-sold) to make beautiful, sturdy and functional market bags, totes, small zip bags and more. I also offer cloth napkins to help you reduce waste and live a beautiful eco-friendly life. These items are family-tested, practical and affordable. Fabric other than denim is also repurposed as much as possible, and I buy new fabric to build coordinating sets and to fill any gaps in my shop. Repurposed is always my first choice.

I wash everything in phosphate-free detergent that is free of any plastic packaging and I line dry everything. My studio is smoke and pet free, and it is a space of joy, health, and useful work.

I personally use every type of item that I sell and I make each one as strong, practical, beautiful and low waste, as if it were for my own family.
I hope this speaks care for you, your family and our environment.
Happy living!

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2020

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In our family we have a saying: Fabric Speaks. It speaks love and care, patience and art, thoughts and prayers. When an item is made and put into someone's hands, the item speaks all of those things. Without any words.
I love to sew with fabric that I collect in a variety of places. And when I find fabric that I love, it speaks what it will be.

I use old jeans that would otherwise be thrown out (the ones with damage that are not able to be re-sold) to make beautiful, sturdy and functional market bags, totes, small zip bags and more. I also offer cloth napkins to help you reduce waste and live a beautiful eco-friendly life. These items are family-tested, practical and affordable. Fabric other than denim is also repurposed as much as possible, and I buy new fabric to build coordinating sets and to fill any gaps in my shop. Repurposed is always my first choice.

I wash everything in phosphate-free detergent that is free of any plastic packaging and I line dry everything. My studio is smoke and pet free, and it is a space of joy, health, and useful work.

I personally use every type of item that I sell and I make each one as strong, practical, beautiful and low waste, as if it were for my own family.
I hope this speaks care for you, your family and our environment.
Happy living!

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Karen Dawson

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Karen Dawson

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About FabricSpeaks

Sales 71
On Etsy since 2020

In our family, fabric speaks.

In our family we have a saying: Fabric Speaks. It speaks love and care, patience and art, thoughts and prayers. When an item is made and put into someone's hands, the item speaks all of those things. Without any words.
I love to sew with fabric that I collect in a variety of places. And when I find fabric that I love, it speaks what it will be.

Shop members

  • Karen

    Maker, Owner, Mother, Sister, Friend

    I grew up in England and now I live in sunny California. I love gardening, , thrift stores, and the beach. Each of these handmade items are things that I use daily at home, and have made for family and friends. They speak how much I care.

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More information

Last updated on Apr 28, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Measurements given are approximate.

Care instructions

Tote bags and napkins can be machine washed in cold water. Dry on medium heat.
Celebration banners are NOT washable. Spot clean only.

Gift wrapping and packaging

In order to reduce waste, I try to use recycled shipping materials.
Please let me know if the item is a gift that is being shipped directly to the recipient. In that case, I will use new shipping materials.

Color variation

Most of my tote bags are made from repurposed denim jeans. Some are made using the reverse side of the denim as the outside of the tote. This gives a beautiful look. There is minor color variation and imperfections in repurposed denim.