I have spent the past several days looking for the just the right fabrics. The mission: cute, playful, and affordable fabrics that are also sustainable. Sustainable meaning created in a way that is easy on the environment. So we're talking organic fibers, bamboo, and hemp dyed with earth friendly dyes and dying methods produced and sold under Fair Labor/Fair Trade conditions.
Trips to the local fabric stores were a complete bust - terrible selection with matching terrible prices. So, I have turned my attention to the internet. As it turns out, there really isn't a great selection of fabrics that meet all of the criteria: cute, sustainable, and affordable. But I am narrowing a few sources down and have found some online stores that seem promising. So, the search continues.
In the meantime, if you know of an awesome fabric supplier with sustainable fabrics, please share!