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    Super Member Butterflyblue's Avatar
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    I second on recycling fabric - closed loop recycling is "greener" than buying new organic fabric. But you might talk to the prospective parents about what they consider to be acceptably "green".

    I would check out second hand stores for cute prints/colors and wash well before using them.

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    Suggestion 1) Go to Good Will, buy a bunch of cotton shirts and make a scrappy quilt. That's about as green as you can go.

    Suggestion 2) Cotton is a natural/renewable fabric so 100% cotton quilt is "green".

    "Green" isn't just about 'organic'. It's also about re-useable and renewable. So either of these suggestions should be satisfactory.

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    I doubt EVERY baby item they buy or receive will be 'green' - then what will they do? Recycling clothing into a quilt, and using bamboo batting is an excellent attempt at going green, and I would think they would be very appreciative of that.

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    Dream Cotton Company has a lightweight batting called Dream Green made from recycled bottles. It's light green in color so wouldn't use it under a bright white fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    Dream Cotton Company has a lightweight batting called Dream Green made from recycled bottles. It's light green in color so wouldn't use it under a bright white fabric.
    I would think this is a much more desirable alternative for "green" batting then bamboo (and not just because of the color). It is my understanding that the chemicals used to process bamboo into batting and fabric are really not all that green.

    In fact a quick internet search reveals this:
    "Because of the potential health risks and damage to the environment surrounding the manufacturing facilities, textile manufacturing processes for bamboo or other regenerated fibers using hydrolysis alkalization with multi-phase bleaching are not considered sustainable or environmentally supportable."

    from: http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_...-facts-be.html

    I agree with others who have posted making a quilt from recycled clothing is probably much "greener" then any alternatives.

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    Thanks for the input everyone.

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    By the time the bamboo is processed, "green" is purely a name not a fact.

    If you want to go green, then I would consider working from used cotton clothing or recycling stash. You can also use a blanket instead of batting, but it should still be comfy for the baby.

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    http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/product...fabric?filters[]=526

    http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/...=&Search_Text=

    There's some really cute baby fabric in there, especially the "Mighty Jungle" line at the Fat Quarter Shop.

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    Recycled is "green" to me! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Recycled is "green" to me! :D
    I agree!

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