WARNING: If Hoffman Fabrics gives you weak knees....please sit down now as IHAN ® is NOT responsible for any injuries you incur as a result of passing out cold after seeing these photos....Photo intensive and long post...sorry (well, not really)!
During my visit I learned that the Hoffman's are a family of environmentally friendly leaders, champion surfers and they have shown their dedication to the environment by investing in a water treatment processing in Bali to minimize the impact making Batik fabrics has on the environment.
Subsequently I have learned that Hoffman Fabrics have partnered with Quilksilver to provide funds to Everyday People Initiating Change (E.P.I.C.) a non profit that is committed to bringing safe, clean drinking water to a number of villages in the developing world.
I love companies that share my values and I find it very easy to support them and buy their fabrics....and boy do I! :)
Entering the Warehouse
Entering the Warehouse
Forewarned is forearmed!! Remember I told you about what was coming next.....
Hoffman Bali Pop is right? Those gorgeous 2 1/2 inch strips of the Hoffman Batiks. But...did you know there are now Bali Snaps (5x5) and Bali Crackers (10x10)? What I love about the pre-cut fabrics is getting the variety. I don't want to have to buy a yard of everyone one I like...just give me some of all of them....oh yeah baby!
Don't get too excited....these are not the Colossal Roll being offered as in the Hoffman Pre-Cut Collection...LOL....these are more photos of my warehouse tour.
Stop....breathe....OK...you can go on now!
Hoffman Challenge Fabrics....someone pinch me or I'll think I'm already dead. I'm not kidding....I was right there and touched those lovely fabrics.
Hoffman Fabric, check the bolt end for the initials and just know....real people do that!
That was supposed to be the end of the tour...but you know me...I had to wander up and down those isles and "be with" all the energy in those isles. As I walked to the end of a row I asked....what is that? Keep in mind this photo was not altered...the light coming in....it does look like Heaven opening up....but I don't own any software that could alter a photo to make it look that good and I'm too cheap to pay to have that done.
"Stairway to Heaven" was the first thing that popped into my head when I gazed upon this sight. It is the archive's at Hoffman ....where they keep their archives of fabric swatches.
Something else I learned while at Hoffman Fabrics is that they are sponsoring the "Why Quilts Matter" PBS Series. How cool is that?
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