We've been gratified by a spate of attention lately.  Here's the post that appeared on June 10 in Treehugger:

11 Eco Upholstery Textiles Revolutionizing the Global Market
by Mairi Beautyman, Berlin, Germany on 06.10.09

Hardy Organic Hemp. Photo via O Ecotextiles

"High-tech" isn't what you'd normally think of when it comes to fabric, but in recent years, that's exactly what it has become. Innovation has brought about revolutionary new materials and processes, and one rapidly changing industry. The 11 textiles below are some of the greenest and smartest now available to the residential and contract furnishings market:

1. Hardy Organic Hemp From O Ecotextiles

Seattle-based O Ecotextiles, which was named one of BuildingGreen's 2008 Top-10 Green Building Products, is one of a select few companies out there completely dedicated to green fabric. Their mission statement sounds like a good plan to us: "O Ecotextiles wants to change the way textiles are made by proving that it's possible to produce luxurious, sensuous fabrics in ways that are non-toxic, ethical and sustainable."

Read the whole post at Treehugger.

We also won both the judge's award as well as the "People's Choice" award (winning the most votes online during the open voting period) for the Green Log Awards.

Barbara Kessler, editor, GreenRightNow.com, says:  "I was completely impressed by how they take their role in reducing pollution. . . They don't just settle for reducing the chemicals used in fabric production, but do their part to reduce water use; and cap it all by providing a clean, lower-carbon, lower-water product."
Charles Bevier, owner of Bevier Creative and former editor of Building Systems Magazine, says: "The two sisters who founded the company pursue a sustainable stance for their fabrics, while at the same time, navigating the best way they know how through gray areas (where ther are no easy answers). I commend their dedication and passion to get it right."

We can't resist ending with a message lifted from Paul Hawken's commencement speech to this year's graduates at the University of Portland:

"Because the Earth, which is Hiring, couldn't afford to send limos and recruiters to campus, it sent rain, sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelieveably cute person you're dating. Take the hint."

Patty and Leigh Anne
O Ecotextiles