I’m pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the blog, HoneyBeGood! I always enjoy learning more about the online shops I buy from, so I asked the owner, Karen, to share a bit about her shop and how it came to be.
The name HoneyBeGood is mostly whimsical but it does reflect a serious commitment. “Honey” is a nod to the slower, sweeter way of life in the south where the eco-chic fabric boutique was born. “BeGood” is the deep wish many people have to live sustainably, to purchase products that are better for the planet and for the people who work to produce them. Put them together and you have a fun place for people to shop for the good stuff, the best quality organic fabrics that make for happy living!I am a professional designer and I have always quilted for friends and family as a hobby. Over time I became concerned about the way cotton is produced. Unsustainable global practices, from the use of toxic chemicals to the introduction of genetically modified strains of cotton and unfair labor practices in many cotton producing countries made me determined to purchase only from sustainable sources.
The genesis of HoneyBeGood came about when I realized just how difficult it is to find a good online source for a wide range of organic cotton fabrics. So I decided to become that source.
All of the cotton fabric sold at HoneyBeGood is certified organic either by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), or the Organic Content Standard (OCS). We also carry hemp-blend fabrics and OEKO-TEX® recycled polyester thread by Gutermann.
Every effort is made to ensure fair labor practices were put in place in the growth and manufacture of the goods we sell. GOTS certified products currently represents the gold standard for ensuring organic content and fair factory conditions. As the organic cotton industry develops, HoneyBeGood plans to devote much of its efforts into marketing Fairtrade sewing products as they become more widely available.
HoneyBeGood just received Rae Hoekstra’s newest line, Lotus Pond, and they will have Eloise Renouf’s Shape of Spring in May and Carolyn Gavin’s Petit Fleur in June. I’ve enjoyed browsing this lovely online shop – it’s set up so that it’s very easy to navigate, which is key for me when shopping online. You can search by designer, or type of fabric, or you can easily jump to the bundles or sale section. I also appreciate that they offer free shipping on orders over $50, and there’s even tiered discounts for those larger orders. I hope you’ll pop over and take a look at this great shop!
Thank you, Karen, for sharing a bit more about your shop!
HoneyBeGood will be back on the blog soon with a giveaway, so be sure to check back!