Making homemade baby quilts, nursery decor and specialty clothing is a wonderful way to welcome a new baby — and when choosing fabrics to sew these creations, it’s eco and baby friendly to use organic materials. Cloud9 Fabrics is an independent fabric manufacturer co-founded by Michelle Engel Bencsko and Gina Pantastico. They specialize in printed organic cotton fabric for the quilt and craft market, although the applications for their lovely collection are limitless: cloth diaper covers, soft owl crinkle toys, curtains and more!
Cloud 9‘s mission is, “To mesh fresh, fun design with the importance of organic cotton and eco-friendly finishing processes.” Their premier collection, My Happy Garden, is a baby friendly, organic collection which comes in soft designs and pretty hues of blue, white, yellow, and peach — perfect for use in clothes, soft toys, and for outfitting a nursery. The entire My Happy Garden organic cotton fabric collection is made in India, meets the GOTS and is printed with Oeko-Tex inks. These fabrics are whitened with a non-chlorine, eco-friendly bleaching technique, and no chemical brighteners are used, so the end-product is a soft natural white. Cloud9 Fabrics may be purchased from the retailers listed here.