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Episode 41

Why Buy Organic? (featuring Birch Fabrics)

What exactly is organic fabric? And why should you buy it? We're joined by Arleen, Director of Operations for Birch Fabric to talk about the how and why of organics, and why they focus their business on organic cotton.

Have you ever wondered what organic fabrics are all about? What does it mean to be organic? Why should I look for organic fabrics? What’s the difference between organic and non-organic cotton?

In this episode, we’re joined by Arleen Hillyer, Director of Operations for Birch Fabrics. Birch Fabrics supplies the sewing and quilting community with organic, sustainable organic cotton fabrics that work just as well in quilts as they do garments. Arleen will tell us about what organic fabrics are, how they source them, and give us a peek at the design process.

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