Recently, I was looking for a very specific fabric pattern, when I stumbled over Spoonflower, the greatest online fabric store you will ever come across ! Not only did they have the exact pattern that I had not be able to find anywhere else – they even had several different versions of it !
However, the truly unbelievable thing about Spoonflower is that they offer their customers the unique possibility of designing, printing and even selling their own fabrics ! This means that you can – for example – choose one of your kids’ drawings and transform it into a fabric pattern, which you could then use for a pillow or curtains for their room… The possibilities are countless, especially as they ship all their gorgeous fabrics internationally !
Spoonflower not only offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, they also have a rapidly growing community of over 150,000 costumers, who are using their own fabrics for all kinds of different projects. The company has been around since May 2008, when two self-professed Internet geeks from Durham, North Carolina founded the crafty little start-up in order to satisfy their wives’ desire for custom designed textiles – how is this for a fun fact ?!
They print all their fabric patterns digitally, using eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles. Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity and no additional chemicals are used in the printing or preparation process. Don’t you just love a green conscience ?!
Now all you need to do is take a look and decide on a pattern – a daunting task, considering – and get creative ! 😉