When I started @whirlykidde , I wanted to make sure that I was mindful of the environment when it came to textiles. I create all of the fabric prints using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. I then upload the prints to the Spoonflower platform. Then I order the fabrics directly from Spoonflower in North Carolina. The fabrics are printed on demand as a customer places their order with my online shop and then the fabric is shipped to my studio. I then cut by hand and sew the garment together.
Leftover fabric scraps are donated to our local school district’s art and home economics departments for students to use for projects. Other leftover pieces are used for making smaller doll size garments. I don’t order bolts of hundreds of yards of fabric to sit in my studio until a customer places an order as I find it to be wasteful and costly from a business and an environmental standpoint.