In May, 2008 two geeky guys saw a need in the marketplace and a way to fulfill that need. Stephen Fraser and Garth Davis of Durham, North Carolina came up with a way for all of us to design our own fabric. It's an idea that people really like and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. In just a few years, their company, Spoonflower has grown to a community of 150,000 individuals who design their own fabric to use for clothing, curtains, handbags, blankets, pillows, you name it...

The fun part is you not only can create your own fabric, you can also sell it on the Spoonflower website. As they state, "Whenever fabric with your design is sold, you receive a 10% commission in Spoondollars." You can use this as a shopping credit within the site or receive a direct payment through Paypal. 

They have thousands of incredible designs on their site. Floral and vintage designs are abundant - but really you can look for anything. I searched the word "chicken" and 184 chicken related designs appeared....

At Spoonflower, they use digital textile printing. As they explain on their site, "Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity. Spoonflower prints using eco-friendly, water based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles." Gotta love that...

To learn more about Spoonflower, which is now the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, just visit their site. You'll be perusing for hours, fyi...


 Fabrics: Independent designers/Spoonflower   Content: Sweet Peach

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Reader Comments (2)

OH! How did I not know about this ingenious company!! How amazing! Thank you for sharing, Pamela.

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramy stone

Oh, I love this!

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelena

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