Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hoot! Hoot! *HEMP*!!!

I LOVE FABRIC!!! No really....I do! So when asked to pick a favorite fabric, print or designer, it's nearly an impossible task. BUT...asked to pick a favorite DIAPER fabric and it's an instant, hands-down, HEMP!

Hemp is truly fabulous! And especially for cloth diapers. Hemp has so many positive qualities and having the opportunity to work with it this week, for some very special customer's custom order, has reminded me again of why I love it so! It's soooo soft and squishy and makes the most perfect Fitted Diapers! But, it's SO MUCH MORE!

A quick google search on hemp and it's sustainability, uses and positive properties will turn up an overload of information...like this, did you know the original draft of the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper??? Pretty cool huh!?

With that, let me share a little of the Hemp Love....
  • Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly crops to be grown. It's sustainability is an absolute fact. It can grow in a variety of climates and soil types, requires less water, has a shorter gestation and higher yield than similar crops AND is naturally resistant to most pests - therefore not requiring harmful chemical pesticides. (unlike cotton which consumes an estimated 50% of the world's pesticides!)
  • Hemp as a fabric...well, it just doesn't get any better! Hemp fibers are stronger, and therefore more durable. It also serves as a great insulative and even offers UV protection from the sun. Hemp is highly absorbent and has natural antimicrobial properties. It's also mildew resistant. See why it's perfect for diapers?!
  • Hemp is biodegradable, can be a good source for food, medicine, fuel, weed-control, paper, building materials and more. Basically, we could only benefit from the expanded growth and use of hemp, and I for one am hopeful that it's availability will increase in the US!
So, there's your science/history/health lesson for the day! :) Hope I've caused someone else to catch the LOVE for HEMP!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bib-A-Licious!

Pastel Paisley

What more stylish way to wipe those lil' smackers and save those tops from stains than these adorable AND reversible bibs?!?!?! I had so much fun working with these great prints and super soft textures, I couldn't pick a single favorite! Designer cotton prints on one side, with cozy chenille, minky or cuddle soft fabric on the other. Only thing that makes these great bibs even more scrumptious is the price, only $6 each! Here's a few we had to share...

Fruit Salad (yes, you can sing along if you'd like!) ;)
Football Frenzy...cause when you live near a college town it's never too early to celebrate!
The COW - So lil' one can be dressed for those Chic-fil-a fun nights too!
Sunny Days
Pink Scroll
Playful Pup
Precious Zoo
Curious Monkey
Butterfly Gardens
Palm Breeze
Robot Gadgets
Now, jump on over to our facebook page to find out how you could win one for your lil' sweetie!

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