Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics

You may have seen that we have a number of organic fabrics in our shop, as well as many Oeko-tex certified ones such as several of the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton fabrics, and numerous Copenhagen Print Factory fabrics. But what exactly do these terms mean?

The Oeko-tex standard essentially refers to how fabrics are dealt with, and processed. If a fabric is Oeko-tex Standard 100 certified, that means it has been rigorously tested to ensure it is free of over 100 known harmful substances.

Organic fabric refers to the components used to create the fabric, such as cotton. In order to be considered organic, the component used to make that fabric (e.g. cotton) has to have been cultivated according to very strict guidelines, such as being grown without the use of synthesized fertilizers. These fabrics need to meet the requirement of global standards such as the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) in order to be considered organic, much like the way the many Birch fabrics we have available do.

Oeko-tex and organic are not the same and are not interchangeable terms, as they refer to different practises. However, they’re certainly useful to know if you have a preference for either one.

Check out the many Oeko-tex certified and organic fabrics we have available. Do you tend to buy either Oeko-tex or organic fabrics?

 

 

The GOTS certification

The GOTS certification

Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics 2

Oeko-tex and Organic Fabrics 2

solid pink Kona fabric Robert Kaufman USA Pink Flamingo

solid pink Kona fabric Robert Kaufman USA Pink Flamingo

white with cute orange flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute orange flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute lime green flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute lime green flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

black with white silhouette tree people fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

black with white silhouette tree people fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

taupe with cute flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

taupe with cute flower design fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute fish grey submarine fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute fish grey submarine fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

navy blue with white bear fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

navy blue with white bear fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute small Christmas tree fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

white with cute small Christmas tree fabric by Copenhagen Print Factory

lime green laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

lime green laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

red laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

red laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

navy blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

navy blue laminate fabric by Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Slicker

turquoise with cupboard chair birch poplin organic fabric from the USA

turquoise with cupboard chair birch poplin organic fabric from the USA

light cream with pink flamingo flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream with pink flamingo flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream navy blue orange anchor birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream navy blue orange anchor birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

turquoise with cupboard chair picture frame birch knit organic fabric USA

turquoise with cupboard chair picture frame birch knit organic fabric USA

light cream orange stripe knit organic fabric USA

light cream orange stripe knit organic fabric USA

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! How will you be celebrating? If you’re looking for cute gift ideas, we have you covered! From lovely heart-themed products, to flower goodies, to rose fabrics, we have lots for you to choose from. Which of these products is your favorite? Let us know!

purple pale purple heart cute dog animal towel from Japan

purple pale purple heart cute dog animal towel from Japan

blue light blue heart cute cat animal towel from Japan

blue light blue heart cute cat animal towel from Japan

pink cute funny panda with hearts towel from Japan

pink cute funny panda with hearts towel from Japan

off-white with red heart colorful dash laminate fabric by Lecien

off-white with red heart colorful dash laminate fabric by Lecien

dark pink Lecien fabric small pink magenta red off-white heart

dark pink Lecien fabric small pink magenta red off-white heart

off-white Lecien fabric small dark blue light blue yellow red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small dark blue light blue yellow red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small red heart

off-white Lecien fabric small red heart

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape rose & vampire

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape rose & vampire

black flower  fabric Timeless Treasures Tree of Life

black flower fabric Timeless Treasures Tree of Life

pink rose blossom twill flower fabric from Japan

pink rose blossom twill flower fabric from Japan

cream fabric with red rose flower petal by Timeless Treasures

cream fabric with red rose flower petal by Timeless Treasures

light cream fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

light cream fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

fabric with red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with big red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

black fabric with big red rose flower by Timeless Treasures

beautiful red rose flowers digital print fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

beautiful red rose flowers digital print fabric by Elizabeth’s Studio

lime green with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

lime green with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

natural color cute red flower laminate fabric by Kokka

natural color cute red flower laminate fabric by Kokka

off-white with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

off-white with flower silver metallic embellishment laminate fabric by Lecien

red with pink blue flower laminate fabric by Lecien

red with pink blue flower laminate fabric by Lecien

pink Michael Miller fabric cute colorful flower Bitty Bloom

pink Michael Miller fabric cute colorful flower Bitty Bloom

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt!

One of our lovely customers recently created stunning custom made quilts using fabrics purchased from us! We simply had to share these images with you as the final creations are gorgeous!

If you are looking to create your very own quilt, check out the many fabric bundles we have on offer, that are perfect for such projects. We recently received more Robert Kaufman bundles that we’re sure you’ll love. For a little extra shine, why not pick a fabric bundle with metallic embellishment? Check out the custom made quilts here, as well as our fabric bundle suggestions for you.

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt! 1

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt!

Check out this stunning patchwork quilt! 2

Beautiful!

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Tigerfish

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Tigerfish

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Paintbox Basics

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Paintbox Basics

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Birds of Liberty

Roll-up fabric roll Complete Collection Robert Kaufman Birds of Liberty

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Jewel Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Jewel Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Spice Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Spice Colorstory ornament gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll 30s Palette Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll 30s Palette Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Roll-up fabric roll Vintage Colorstory gold metallic Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flower dot Jewel Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle flower dot Jewel Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Garden Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Garden Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Spring Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Charm Pack fabric bundle pattern flower Spring Colorstory Robert Kaufman

Hurry! Our After Christmas Sale on modeS4u ends soon!

Our After Christmas sale ends very soon (Jan 1)! Hurry and get items in our shop 20% off!*

Get the latest re-ments, fabrics, squishies and more!

Head to modes4u right now!

Coupon Code: Xmas2016

You can use the coupon code as many times as you like during this sale!

*Valid for all items except items on sale. The discount is not applicable for shipping costs either.

Hurry! Our After Christmas Sale on modeS4u ends soon!

Hurry! Our After Christmas Sale on modeS4u ends soon!

After Christmas Sale! Get 20% off items at modeS4u!

We’ve got an After Christmas sale going on in our shop, with all items 20% off!*

The sale runs from Dec 24, 2016 to Jan 1, 2017. Get the latest re-ments, fabrics, squishies and more!

Head to modes4u right now!

Coupon Code: Xmas2016

You can use the coupon code as many times as you like during this sale!

*Valid for all items except items on sale. The discount is not applicable for shipping costs either.

After Christmas Sale! Get 20% off items at modeS4u!

After Christmas Sale! Get 20% off items at modeS4u!

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 2)

Continuing on with their visit to Kokka, Sandra and Alan were able to snap even more pictures of the fantastic fabrics on display, many of which had been turned into stunning clothes, pillows, bags and more. They saw more Trefle fabrics on display, as well as Irome fabrics and others.

Take a look at the images here!

Trefle fabrics on display

Trefle fabrics on display

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Gorgeous COllage designs as bags

Aren't these bags stunning?

Aren’t these bags stunning?

Colorful and cute!

Colorful and cute!

Sweet and stylish!

Sweet and stylish!

They look very eye-catching indeed

They look very eye-catching indeed

Fun Mix Mix designs

Fun Mix Mix designs

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Lovely Asian-themed fabrics

Beautiful bags

Beautiful bags

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Many colorful and gorgeous fabric bolts

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Sas and Yosh Textile items on display

Törten items on display

Törten items on display

Aren't these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

Aren’t these items and the color contrasts beautiful?

More stunning Irome items on display

More stunning Irome items on display

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Irome fabric bundles are full of great designs

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Premium double gauze fabrics on show

Lovely items!

Lovely items!

Funky and cool fabrics

Funky and cool fabrics

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

What items do you like to make with fabrics?

Children's items

Children’s items

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra speaks with the team at Kokka

Sandra checks out some of Kokka's fabrics

Sandra checks out some of Kokka’s fabrics

Checking out more of Kokka's offerings

Checking out more of Kokka’s offerings

modeS4u visits Kokka (Part 1)

Continuing with their visit to Japan earlier this year, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager), visited Kokka in Tokyo. Kokka carries a range of stunning fabrics we have available, such as nani iro and Echino fabrics. Whilst visiting them, Sandra and Alan were able to snap tons of fantastic pictures showing off Kokka’s many fabrics sewn into beautiful everyday items that will certainly inspire anyone who loves sewing! Check out the images below. Which fabric/item is your favorite?

 

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn't the tipi look amazing?

Dresses, bags and a tipi using their fabrics! Doesn’t the tipi look amazing?

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Wanderlust fabrics by Thomas Knauer

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Gorgeous Echino fabrics as items

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

Echino fabrics as bags and skirts

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

A beautiful dress using an Echino fabric

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Nani iro textiles by Naomi Ito

Children's items using nani iro fabrics

Children’s items using nani iro fabrics

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Rough Cut designs by Ellen Baker

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Tsumiki fabrics as clothing items on display

Linen Jam's fabrics as clothes

Linen Jam’s fabrics as clothes

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Items using fabrics from the Candy Party line

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

Stunning fabrics featuring popular characters

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A fun vintage style Disney shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

A super cool Star Wars shirt

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

Fabrics featuring Disney Tsum Tsum characters and more

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

What a fun Monsters Inc. set!

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More fun fabrics featuring Disney characters, Hello Kitty, My Melody and others

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

More beautiful fabrics, including Trefle ones, as items

Super colorful and kawaii

Super colorful and kawaii

More fun character themed designs

More fun character themed designs

Knit fabrics on display

Knit fabrics on display

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Jacquard fabrics as cushion covers

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Items made of Trefle fabrics

Copenhagen Print Factory Organic Fabrics – GOTS and Oeko Tex Standard

The amazing Copenhagen Print Factory offers stunning organic fabrics that are either GOTS certified or meets the requirements of the Oeko Tex Standard.

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is a standard for designers requiring that cotton used in fabrics is cultivated in areas that are free of chemicals such as pesticides. This is a very high standard to meet and Copenhagen Print Factory ensures many of their fabrics are organic.

The Oeko Tex Standard ensures that throughout the various production stages of the design and creation of a fabric, these stages are run in environmentally friendly manners and that chemicals used are not harmful to humans.

We can’t wait to have more of Copenhagen Print Factory’s environmentally friendly and stunning fabrics in our shop!

GOTS certification

GOTS certification

Oeko-Tex Standard

Oeko-Tex Standard

Check out this awesome tutorial from Sew Can Do!

The amazing site Sew Can Do has released a tutorial on making a super handy faux fur muff, perfect for winter! Who else can’t stand cold fingers caused by chilly temperatures? We certainly can’t! That’s why you need to check this tutorial out, as it also uses one of our gorgeous Christmas deer fabrics , specifically our super cute blue deer fabric! If you want to get working on your own, check out the tutorial! If you’re looking for other fun deer fabrics to use, check out our suggestions here.

Check out this awesome tutorial from Sew Can Do!

Check out this awesome tutorial from Sew Can Do!

Looks warm!

Looks warm!

The detail is stunning.

The detail is stunning.

It looks very practical too.

It looks very practical too.

What a great way to keep your hands warm in winter!

What a great way to keep your hands warm in winter!

blue Riley Blake fabric small dark blue reindeer white star Cozy Christmas

blue Riley Blake fabric small dark blue reindeer white star Cozy Christmas

pink Riley Blake fabric small red reindeer white star Cozy Christmas

pink Riley Blake fabric small red reindeer white star Cozy Christmas

cute red reindeer mistletoe winter animals Christmas fabric

cute red reindeer mistletoe winter animals Christmas fabric

white Norwegian reindeer snow Christmas fabric Winter Essentials III

white Norwegian reindeer snow Christmas fabric Winter Essentials III

red Norwegian reindeer snow Christmas fabric Winter Essentials III

red Norwegian reindeer snow Christmas fabric Winter Essentials III

green Riley Blake reindeer stag animal fabric 'Postcards for Santa'

green Riley Blake reindeer stag animal fabric ‘Postcards for Santa’

pale green Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric 'Santa Express'

pale green Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric ‘Santa Express’

white Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric 'Santa Express'

white Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric ‘Santa Express’

white reindeer Christmas fabric Andover USA

white reindeer Christmas fabric Andover USA

white deer antlers bird Christmas fabric Festive Forest Santa Michael Miller

white deer antlers bird Christmas fabric Festive Forest Santa Michael Miller

ice blue reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 Aqua by Robert Kaufman

ice blue reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 Aqua by Robert Kaufman

red reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 Red by Robert Kaufman

red reindeer Christmas fabric Jingle 3 Red by Robert Kaufman

red Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric Home for the Holidays

red Riley Blake reindeer Xmas fabric Home for the Holidays

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo

During their visit to Japan, Sandra (Managing Director of modeS4u) and Alan (IT Manager) dropped by the offices of Kiyohara. This fantastic supplier provides many stunning Japanese fabrics and other items. There, they were able to see some lovely fabrics on display as bags, clothes etc. as well as some of Kiyohara’s clay related products and accessories. Which of these items do you like best?

Kiyohara items on display

Kiyohara items on display

Aren't these beautiful?

Aren't these beautiful?

This is very sweet!

This is very sweet!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

What a lovely T-shirt, made out of ripple fabric!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fun!

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Hello Kitty and Doraemon

Super cute Snoopy items

Super cute Snoopy items

More lovely items made from their fabrics

More lovely items made from their fabrics

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Their fabrics can be turned into practical, everyday items

Kawaii!

Kawaii!

More everyday items

More everyday items

Lovely items for children

Lovely items for children

Very cute!

Very cute!

mt Tapes on display

mt Tapes on display

Even more handy items

Even more handy items

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

modeS4u visits the Kiyohara in Tokyo 16

DIY and jewellery items on show

DIY and jewellery items on show

Mason inspects the items!

Mason inspects the items!

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Gorgeous items

Gorgeous items

Colorful and pretty!

Colorful and pretty!

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