A directory of organic fabrics shops in France & Europe

mercerie & tissu biologique

Organic fabrics shops in France

Not all those organic fabric shops boast an English version but if you use Chrome, your browser can -more or less accurately- translate for you. Some results are a bit weird but usually it’s enough to get by 

Mercerie & boutique de tissus biologiques et durables
Les Trouvailles d’Amandine (Fr): wonderful chambrays!
Tissu Nature (Fr)
Mercerie & boutique de tissus biologiques et durables
Fil Étik (Fr)
Mars Elle (Fr)
Mercerie & boutique de tissus biologiques et durables
Cousu Bio (Fr)
Oeko-Bio Mercerie (Fr)
Bio Tissus (FrBretagne tissus bio)
Naturellement Chanvre (Fr) : as the name announce it: hemp fabrics !
Comptoir Bio Sud (Fr) : fabric but also organic bias and haberdashery

Organic fabrics shops in the rest of Europe

As above, those organic fabric shops aren’t always translated in English (not to talk about French!).

Robinson pants: comfy and chic (Ensemble Patterns)

Pantalon Robinson Ensemble Patterns Chino Kaki

3rd version of the Robinson pants, after the trial version with the wrong fabric and the version with flannel modifications. This is the final version, the one I will wear often, to go to work with and being comfortable (a major criterion for me) and chic!

I used a Pretty Mercerie khaki chino which is actually a 195 gsm cotton twill with 3% spandex and a black twill ribbon for the chopsticks on the sides.

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Juniper cardigan (Jennifer Lauren): a cropped cardigan to associate with high waisted clothes

Cardigan Juniper maille merveilleuse Jennifer Lauren

I searched a long time for a pattern like the Juniper cardigan … One of the first things that I wanted to sew, since it was missing in my wardrobe, was a vest or a short jacket / bolero to associate with my high waisted clothes.

I tried an Ondee cardigan last year. But with the Juniper cardigan, I think I found exactly the right pattern for my need.

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