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Rubie Green’s Exquisite Fabrics

August 28, 2009


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When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to two things, a cup of tea and perusing the furniture listings on craigslist. Maybe it’s an innate return to our hunting and gathering instincts, but there is something so satisfying about finding a good deal on a mid-century piece, or a table that would look fantastic with just the right coat of paint. So a little while ago when I saw an antique Victorian style sofa upholstered in slightly worse for wear gold damask, I seized the opportunity.

A day later, my boyfriend and I were carrying our prized find back to the apartment like a trophy. Only then did it dawn on me that reupholstering was a great idea, but I had absolutely no clue where to find a fabric that would not only look great, but would be eco-friendly as well. That’s when I came across Rubie Green by Michelle Adams whose designs have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home and over at such notable blogs as Habitually Chic and design*sponge.

Using 100% organic cotton, Rubie Green prints with non-toxic inks, eliminating VOCs that are so often found in other fabrics. The whitening of the cotton is done without any bleach and the printing itself is a domestic process, supporting a more local economy. Since we spend so much time lounging on our furniture, VOC-free non-toxic fabrics are ever so important to our health as well as the environment.

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Though the eco-friendly process is enough to rave about, Michelle’s designs are beautiful, classic and versatile enough to fit with almost any décor. Now comes my real challenge. . . choosing just one fabric.


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