Thursday, December 11, 2008

I Heart Rubie Green

Eco-friendly upholstery fabrics don't have to be boring and unattractive. Nobody knows that better than Rubie Green. The collection, designed by Michelle Adams who was formerly a staffer at perennial design favorite Domino Magazine, boasts colorful patterns that will liven up any room!

Here's the low down on Rubie Green's uber green process:
At Rubie Green our team underwent months of research, trade shows and meetings to find what we believe is the most eco-friendly printing method available. Our upholstery fabrics are made of 100% certified organic cotton, which is whitened without bleach and printed here in the US. We print with water-based, non-toxic inks that contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and utilize a printing process that minimizes water consumption. In fact, the factory uses only one gallon of water per day! This was an exciting discovery for our team as water plays such an integral role in most other methods of printing. We also wanted to avoid fabric waste so we decided to print only on demand, using heat and pressure to finish our fabrics instead of chemicals.
When we move this coming summer, don't be surprised if some of these fabrics show up in our new digs!

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