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Original Design Patterns on Eco Fabrics by Repeat Studio

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Sep 21, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: etsy and craftingagreenworld
Ontario-based Repeat Studio creates colorful textiles using organic or eco-friendly base cloth fabrics like hemp and cotton blends or linen. The original designs are printed using solvent-free environmentally-friendly ink and heat set to prevent fading and bleeding when washed.

The studio is powered by two artist/designers, Roisin Fagan of London and Arounna Khounnoraj from Toronto, who first met at a craft show in Toronto.

Repeat Studio fabrics can be purchased online from the studio's Etsy shop.

Images: Repeat Studio

Implications - The linen fabric used in the textiles share a lot of qualities with hemp, requiring little water and pesticides to grow, and thriving in poor soil as they are spun from flax plant fibers. What makes the plants an even greater candidate is their natural resistance to monoculture, which is generally responsible for soil degradation.