Two Sisters Ecotextile
Since Leigh couldn’t find a company that was creating entirely safe but gorgeous fabrics using organic or sustainable methods and using zero plastic (polyester, nylon, etc), she enlisted her sister, Patty, and together they formed Two Sisters Ecotextiles, to “change the way textiles are being made.”
When the sisters' fabric collection debuted at Decorex in 2007, the fabrics won “Best Merchandise” from House & Garden magazine. Patty and Leigh Anne were called “Eco-Warriors” by The Guardian newspaper in London, England. In 2008 their fabrics were named one of the top 10 green products by Environmental Building News and GreenSpec, the oracle of the green building industry. Since then these safe fabrics have been used by interior designers around the world for upholstery, drapery, wallpaper, headboards, duvet covers, bedskirts and more.
Over the years, Patty and Leigh Anne spent tons of time researching ethical and sustainable production – how it’s done, and what the implications are to us (and to all living things) and to our planet. They even put it in their mission statement, a goal “to change the way textiles are being made” – kind of a reach for such an upstart little company, right?