Friday, July 18, 2008

granny's feedsack quilt

I love to hear the stories behind why a product is made.  And at May's NSS, I enjoyed hearing how BirdDog Press was inspired.

Their Impressive Imprintables &  Granny Couture Noteset designs come from feedsack quilts, pillow cases and dresses made by the owner's Granny, who lives in a cabin in South Carolina that is full of fabric.

These feedsacks are most remembered from the depression era when women needed to make due with very little.  Feedsack fabrics were actually from sacks of flour, sugar and animal feed.  Generations of resourceful women recycled the fabrics and used them for clothing, quilts, curtains and more.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is not a new concept.

BirdDog Press is committed to the environment with a highly impressive {green} resume that includes their inks, plates, cleaning supplies, papers and bags.  

Awesome design with a conscious?  I love it!

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