While still very frigid and damp, the signs of spring are in the air so I thought it would be the perfect time to share a new active/swimwear fabric with you guys!
Pine Crest fabrics kindly sent a sample of their new cosmo fabric they just launched as part of their Virtue line. If you’ve been reading my posts you know how important sustainability is to me, which is why I was so excited to learn that there is a new option available!
Not only is this fabric made with recycled water bottles and other plastic post-consumer waste, its also made by a HIGG certified supplier who is committed to sustainability at each level of the supply chain (less water waste, power consumption, and chemical/dye waste).
Fabric made with this REPREVE fiber creates lower greenhouse gas emissions and uses less water and energy in the manufacturing process than its standard, non-recycled counterparts. This fiber is one of the most certified, earth-friendly fibers available in the world and now its available TO US!
Here’s a fun little info graphic that highlights the manufacturing process of how the REPREVE fiber used in this fabric is made.
Now on to the other important part of this review: the quality. I have to say, I am SO impressed with the hand-feel and overall quality of this fabric as well as the richness of the color. It has a lovely sheen to it and great coverage as well. Its not quite as flat and thin as Carvico’s Vita fabric that I’m used to sewing with but it it has better coverage and its just as easy to work with if you are used to sewing with other knits.
Here are some up close shots of the fabric and a new workout top I made with it (pattern coming soon!).
This fabric gets the stamp of approval from me, I strongly urge you to give it a shot if you are on the market for a solid color active wear or swimwear fabric. Customer demand drives the market place so use your money as a vote toward a more sustainable future! A big round of applause to Pine Crest fabrics for creating this innovative and high quality fabric! You can purchase this fabric on Fabric.com now, they are adding more colors soon so be on the lookout!
If you’re really excited about this workout top pattern stay tuned! As you can see, its not perfect and I still have some tweaks to make 🙂
In an effort to keep it real I just wanted you to know that I have not edited my body/skin in any of these photos but I did smooth out the TON of cat hair that was on my booty because it was pretty distracting.