Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Eco Fabric Store & The Indian Bazaar Review/Giveaway

Hey cutiepies~

I hope you are all kicking off the new year with a bang. :) 
 I am trying my best to be more certain and motivated about my abilities and current workload.
Just as a reminder, you guys are all capable, wonderful, and beautiful human begins. 

Let's get started on today's awesome post.

I am reviewing and giving away from amazing goodies with the sponsor:

There was a huge delay with this package's arrival because of my post office. They held it at the office without letting me know so I was really excited to go and pick this baby up!
Here's what I received:

The packaging was simple and safe as both of these products were shipped in plastic sleeves and placed into a flat paper-based envelope. I received a yard of fabric in a cello sleeve with clear care directions for the fabric. My slingbag came in a plastic sleeve as well.

From the Eco Fabric Store, I chose this mustard yellow and white triangle-patterned fabric. I thought this organic cotton tribal fabric ($11.99/yard) was nice and mellow but still kind of tribal. I made an infinity scarf out of my yard of fabric and here is what it looks like:

It is obviously a more light spring or fall scarf so don't mind my red coat. :)
The fabric feels light and it's easy to sew with as well. I can definitely tell that it is not just plain jane cotton but organic. It feels different and I think it would be awesome for home decor sewing projects because it has a more thick quality to the fabric that feels sturdy and durable. 

"With Eco Fabric Store (www.EcoFabricStore.etsy.com) - All the fabrics are Eco Friendly and Earth friendly. The yarns are natural and are hundred percent biodegradable. We also offer a variety of fabrics made from Eco and Earth friendly fibers such as Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, Soyabean Protein, Banana and Ahimsa Silk."

What's really cool about these fabrics is that they are naturally dyed with vegetables or herbal plant extracts. It is indeed eco-fabric and it looks unique in person too! :)

"We have developed the expertise to dye/print with flowers, roots, fruits, etc. like turmeric, onion, myraballams, madder, kesu flowers, dhavadi flowers, natural indigo etc. This not only prevents water pollution due to replacement of petrochemical dyes with vegetable dyes/natural dyes,but also imparts medicinal value to cloth as many herbs used for dyeing are having high medicinal value."

Moving onto The Indian Bazaar...

"The Indian Bazaar (www.TheIndianBazaar.etsy.com) is your One Stop Shop for all things Indian just got addressed. Here you can find Indian Bindi's, Organic Ayurveda Incenses, Cones , Fabrics, Dupatta's Stoles, Wallets, Patchwork trims, Vintage Bangle Bracelets and a lot more beautiful Indian artifacts RTS ready to ship."

From the Indian Bazaar, I really wanted to review a laid back blue slingbag that is in stock very often. It wasn't in stock when I requested one from Vishruti (the owner of both of these lovely stores) so I received one of the other slingbag designs. 

Here is a traditional lucky Indian Elephant slingbag ($12.99) in a vibrant red and aqua blue.
The details on this bag are great with multi-colors and beading around the edges of the purse. 
It's very lightweight and it does have a zipper to it to keep your belonging safe. It's a flat, two-dimensional bag with no bottom base so the I wouldn't recommend large or heavy storage in this purse. It would be great for light travels and it's definitely eye-catching because it's so vibrant. 

There were some loose strings here and there but it was an easy fix with the help of some scissors. Other than that, this purse is a pop of color and fun. It really brings out the traditional designs that I associate to India with the embroidery details and mirror-like sequences.

Vishruti is always professional and wonderful to work with everyone. If you have any questions for her at any of her shops, she would be glad to help you. :) 

Let's move onto a mini interview with Vishruti and some of my favorite products.

Dahlia Floral Print, Indian Cotton, Organic Fabric, Madder Red, White, Light Weight, By the yard, Herbal Dyed, Plant Dyes, Natural Dyes
Dahlia Floral Print Indian Fabric $12.99/yard
What inspires you/your products?

My country India. The culture and the upbringing is the biggest inspiration for my products across my shops. Be it journals or fabrics or cards or the obvious Indian Stuff.

Indian Journals (www.IndianJournals.etsy.com) are one of a kind, Beautiful and Artistic Diaries derived from Traditional Indian Art that are infused with Eco Conservation Values. These diaries born out of my fondness to re-use fabrics, of handmade paper and of my passion to revive and work with Traditional Indian Folk Art.

Born with a love for all things Paper, I had also developed a keen sense of environment conservation since a very young age. Paper Plaza (www.PaperPlaza.etsy.com) is all things Paper with a touch of India and personal style.

Get to know Vishruti's favorites:

Color: WHITE . For the longest time it has stayed my permanent favorite - others come and go!
Animal: A white stallion. The reasons are speed and focus! Beauty also :)

Indian Elephant, Sling Bag, Indian Bag, Bottle Green, Traditional Tote, Ethnic Hobo, Gift For her, Christmas Gift, Stocking STufferMirrorwork Embroidery, Sling Bag, Indian HandBag, Turquoise, Tassel Hangings, Traditional Tote, Ethnic Hobo, Gift For her, Christmas Gift,

I know you manage multiple shops-- any words of advice for other Etsians?

I almost always say this , and now this may start sounding repetitive - INNOVATION and ADAPTATION is the most important key to survive the tough competition on Etsy. This platform is one of the most eclectic and alive marketplaces anywhere on the internet and to be able to thrive at such a constantly emerging and"trending" place- you should be able to change and adapt as quickly as the changing seasons. And I say this to myself more these days because I sometimes struggle hard to keep my shops on toes... 

Mustard metal bangles with Red Green Golden design, good accessory for various color dresses, bright colors, Set of 6
Mustard metal bangles $4.99
What is your work shop/place like?

It's just like Etsy - constantly changing and emerging :) 
I mean I keep changing the places of stuff when I clean them - move furniture , change drapes (I have a home office) , use candles etc. that allow my mood to be refreshed and not feel stagnant in any way. It's good sometimes to be entrepreneur so that you have the liberty and the freedom to balance home and work.

Thanks for reading my review and interview. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

Now for a giveaway: One lucky international winner will win their choice of a yard of fabric from the Eco Fabric Store and a vintage crochet doily from Vintage Vandu. Another lucky international winner will win their choice of a slingbag from The Indian Bazaar

Note: Please enter correctly and honestly (otherwise your entry will be disqualified).
In order to be entered into both giveaways, please complete the designated entries for the shop.

Prize 1:

Prize 2:

Good Luck!


  1. I love love DIY embroidery from EcoFabric esp the Hawaiian one, seahorse one and fish one

  2. My favorite items are:

  3. The items I love the most out of the 3 shops are:
    - TheIndianBazaar: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184379575/passport-case-wallet-travel-organiser?ref=shop_home_active_16
    - EcoFabricStore: https://www.etsy.com/listing/206606368/bamboo-fabric-forest-print-twill-weave?ref=shop_home_active_3
    - VintageVandu: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180211053/pink-bridal-broad-bangleskada-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_6
    Thanks for the chance:)

  4. What a great, colourful range of products. The bags are wonderful. This one is my pick:
    I really like the cotton fabrics too especially the beautiful soft pinks-(https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/199932474/organic-cotton-indian-fabric-madder-red?ref=shop_home_active_11)

  5. I always interested with Sari, so this one are my favorite one from the shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/186149098/pure-silk-bright-red-sari-with-black?ref=shop_home_active_7

  6. Pink Chunky Stone Strechable Coil Wrap Bracelet Silver metal
    Bamboo Organic Cotton Blend Fabric, Floral Print, Twill Weave, Ditsy Print, Medium Weight
    Golden wedding sari with zari tassel, Pure silk cream color sari, Heavy golden zari weave all over, Excellent golden zari work, Vintage 1981

  7. Thanks for your fabulous review Dana
    You are as brilliant as you have always been :)

  8. I love the Indian Bazaar! She makes beautiful journals and is very friendly and helpful.
    Thanks so much!

  9. thanks! :) love:
    Please contact me via email if I win! Thanks so much!

  10. Thank you for the review and interviw, that was a very interesting read!
    Here are my picks :) I hope it is okay, if I just link them:

  11. LOVE everything here... thank you all so much for the sweet chance!

    This fabric is amazing!

  12. Mirrorwork Embroidery, Sling Bag, Indian HandBag, Turquoise, Tassel Hangings, Traditional Tote, Ethnic Hobo, Gift For her, Christmas Gift, is my favorite item from Indian Bazaar.

  13. I like the journals! sarah@forrussia.org

  14. I really like the fabric:) Thanks for the chance to win:)

  15. I like a lot of the Slingbags but I also like a lot of the fabrics like this one Organic Cotton Khadi Fabric Herbal Dyed Eco Fabric,Vegetable Plant Extract Dyes,Indian Handwoven Natural Khadi Fabric.

  16. Lovely giveaway, I especially love the Pink Grey Soft Green fabric.

  17. I like the organic cotton khadi fabric from the eco fabric store

  18. What beautiful giveaways!!!!!!!! I like all the fabric and could use any of it... sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

  19. Love the organic cotton Ikat print.
    Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  20. I love the 3x3 swatches in the Eco Fabric store - it's a chance to get a wonderful variety of fabrics, and they would be beautiful in art quilts or pouches. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I enjoyed visiting all three stores.

  21. I love the Indian Elephant Sling Bag!

  22. I love the Mirrorwork Embroidery Sling Bag from Indian Bazaar. https://www.etsy.com/listing/210546265/mirrorwork-embroidery-sling-bag-indian?=shop_home_active_23

  23. I love this turquoise bangle! https://www.etsy.com/listing/173737371/turquoise-blue-sequin-chunky-bangle?ref=shop_home_active_3

    And all of the fabrics are fantastic, but this one I'd especially love as a full maxi skirt or as a bag - https://www.etsy.com/listing/199310181/organic-cotton-grey-whitemural?ref=shop_home_active_13

  24. Indiann Bazar - https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/130140398/indian-lace-sari-border-trim-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_9

    Eco Fabric Store - https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/205988326/embroidery-kit-hobby-kit-quick-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_12

    Vintge Vando - https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/180211053/pink-bridal-broad-bangleskada-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_7

  25. love the Indian Elephant Sling Bag!

  26. Love this Mirrorwork bag from Indian bazaar: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210546265/mirrorwork-embroidery-sling-bag-indian?ref=shop_home_active_5

  27. At TheIndianBazaar I hear the Velvet Metal Bracelet, Turquioise Blue! Username: megnate

  28. my fave... Pure Silk Sari, Crepe Silk, Bright Red, Navy Blue, Gold Zari Border, Peacock motif, Vintage sari, Indian Saree,1984, 5 yards, Self Weave

  29. I like the Yellow White, Fern Flower Print fabric at EcoFabricStore. :)

  30. I love the grey self woven floral print Silk Sari with Paisley design Pallav.

  31. From The Indian Bazaar, I like the mirror work embroidering sling bag with the turquoise and tassels. That's really cute and interesting!

  32. I like:
    - https://www.etsy.com/listing/185162968/elegant-organza-sari-and-blouse-off?ref=shop_home_active_22

    - https://www.etsy.com/listing/200805221/organic-cotton-aztec-print-indian-fabric?ref=shop_home_active_22


  33. 1. I love and hearted Passport Case Wallet - travel organiser - cotton canvas - bird applique in from TheIndianBazaar (oksana2372)


    2. I love and hearted Embroidery Kit, Stitch Kit, Playful Fish,Wall Art, Long Stitch, DIY Kit, Hobby Kit, Needle Craft, Gift for her, Unisex Present, ANCHOR from EcoFabricStore (oksana2372)


    3. I love and hearted Navy Blue floral Printed Pure Silk Sari, Multicolor print over woven self design navy sari, Vintage Sari, 5 yards Indian Silk Sari from VintageVandu (oksana2372)


    Thank you for the chance!


  34. I love the Indian Elephant, Sling Bag, Indian Bag, Bottle Green, from the Indian Bazaar.

  35. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/173723150/pink-velvet-lurex-metal-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_7 I love this lynnbeaniethethird@yahoo.ca lynn c

  36. I like the https://www.etsy.com/listing/212961898/abigail-organic-cotton-ikat-print-blue?ref=shop_home_active_21


  37. I love the Turquoise Blue Sequin Chunky Bangle Bracelet (https://www.etsy.com/listing/173737371/turquoise-blue-sequin-chunky-bangle?ref=shop_home_active_3) from The Indian Bazaar

  38. Hi! Lovely shops! One of my favorite items is the Turquoise Blue Sequin Chunky Bangle Bracelet. So pretty. Thank-you for this generous chance!!

  39. I like the Yellow White, Fern Flower Print fabric at EcoFabricStore! It it amazing!!

  40. I like Pink Chunky Stone Strechable Coil Wrap Bracelet Silver metal.

  41. https://www.etsy.com/listing/184826601/textured-dull-white-and-gold-metal?ref=shop_home_active_15

  42. Hi Dana,
    Happy New Year & hope the exams all went well.
    I have to pick the gold wedding sari - I've loved it for ages. I have a couple of saris that I wear as evening dresses - so comforable and elegant.

  43. I like these items:
    The Indian Bazaar- https://www.etsy.com/listing/210536000/indian-elephant-sling-bag-indian-bag?ref=shop_home_active_23
    Eco Fabric Store - https://www.etsyhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/206606368/bamboo-fabric-forest-print-twill-weave?ref=shop_home_active_15
    Vintage Vandu - https://www.etsy.com/listing/184359190/hand-made-pink-and-white-round-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_10

  44. Great shops! My favorite is https://www.etsy.com/listing/173759402/velvet-metal-bracelet-turquioise-blue

  45. Mirrorwork Embroidery, Sling Bag, Indian HandBag, Turquoise,

  46. I like the Dahlia Floral Print! I have a couple of patterns that I could use the plum color for.

  47. I liked the checkbook case @ ib, the madder red fabric ECO and the golden bangle bracelets!

  48. https://www.etsy.com/listing/173266083/square-wooden-brass-studded-bangle?ref=shop_home_active_1

  49. Love this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210546265/mirrorwork-embroidery-sling-bag-indian?ref=shop_home_active_22
    FB: Jelena Kovačević

  50. TheIndianBazaar: https://www.etsy.com/listing/173266083/square-wooden-brass-studded-bangle?ref=shop_home_active_1

    EcoFabricStore: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207702163/organic-fabric-dahlia-floral-print-grey?ref=shop_home_active_16

    VintageVandu: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180415176/throw-pillow-cushion-covers-white?ref=shop_home_active_10

  51. My fav items are

  52. This:https://www.etsy.com/listing/173314029/red-coil-spiral-wrap-bracelet-long-and?ref=shop_home_active_7

  53. Hi Dana,
    thanks for this lovely giveaway

    I loved all the items of The Indian Bazaar, Vintage Vandu, & Eco Fabric Store and these are my favorites from each of them



    really hope to get lucky :)

  54. These shops are wonderful! I would love to make a pillow out of fabric from the Eco Fabric Store! It would be lovely in my home. (She has nothing but quality products.)
    The Indian Bazaar sling bag would be an awesome bag to carry all of the items I need when I am going out for the day. My journal (from her shop!), wallets, make-up, etc. And, they are beautiful! I'd love to have one in my collection to use daily!
    Thank you so much for your consideration.

  55. The embroidery stitch kits on Eco fabric store

  56. I like the Mirrorwork Embroidery, Sling Bag, Indian HandBag, Turquoise, Tassel Hangings, Traditional Tote, Ethnic Hobo

  57. i like this https://www.etsy.com/it/listing/173327059/rosa-metallo-grosso-pietra-sfilabili?ref=shop_home_active_19
    thank you

  58. I like https://www.etsy.com/listing/168212805/sling-bag-hobo-bag-everyday-use?ref=shop_home_active_5


  59. I love the lime green kameez https://www.etsy.com/listing/182383104/lime-green-cenza-embroidered-with-beads?ref=shop_home_active_7

  60. I like:
    - https://www.etsy.com/listing/130140398/indian-lace-sari-border-trim-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_20
    - https://www.etsy.com/listing/183642734/organic-cotton-fabric-floral-garden?ref=shop_home_active_10
    - https://www.etsy.com/listing/180211053/pink-bridal-broad-bangleskada-pink-and?ref=shop_home_active_16

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway! :-)

  61. LOVE!!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/204820801/banana-fiber-fabric-floral-military?ref=shop_home_active_6

  62. I really like the terquoise blue sequin bangle from The Indian Bazaar

  63. I love the Indian Elephant bag from The Indian Bazaar

  64. INDIAN BAZAAR: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210546265/mirrorwork-embroidery-sling-bag-indian?ref=shop_home_active_22
    ECO FABRIC STORE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203235415/organic-cotton-fabric-stylised-paisley?ref=shop_home_active_7
    VINTAGE VANDU: https://www.etsy.com/listing/185743636/hand-made-white-cotton-net-cover-with?ref=shop_home_active_21

  65. Love the Hand painted Table Mats, white cotton organdy, Rectangular mats- two sizes, Orange floral design, Double layered fabric, Vintage, Set of 14

  66. I really like the Printed Salwaar Kameez with free Double color Dupatta, Green Blue Yellow Stripes.

  67. My favorite items are: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160592509/bindi-self-adhesive-indian-dots?ref=shop_home_active_2 https://www.etsy.com/listing/183438196/brick-red-khadi-fabric-madder-organic?ref=shop_home_active_11 https://www.etsy.com/listing/185268453/beige-organza-sari-with-green-silk-woven?ref=shop_home_active_17

  68. Organic Cotton, Indian Fabric, By the Yard, Yellow Orange, Block Print, Herbal Dyed , Natural Plant Dye, Cambric Cotton, Safe Cloth. I like this cloth from the Eco Fabric Store. or the cute Pearl Metal bangles from Vintage Vandu.

  69. I like the custom name tattoos!

  70. 1. I really heart a red elephat sling bag from IndianBazaar

    2. and also, an organic cotton royal leaf white from EcoFabricSore

    2. I'm a big fans of Indian broad bangle (koda) from VintageVandu

  71. I like the 2 Piece Swarovski Crystal Bridal Bobby Pins from TheIndianBazaar

  72. i love the purple sling bag from indian bzarrr

  73. I like the Green Velvet Cushion Bolster Cover from VintageVandu! I swear we had the same material on our pillows when I was a kid!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  74. Navy Blue floral Printed Pure Silk Sari, Multicolor print over woven self design navy sari, Vintage Sari, 5 yards Indian Silk Sari

  75. Pink Chunky Stone Strechable Coil Wrap Bracelet Silver metal
    Bamboo Organic Cotton Blend Fabric, Floral Print, Twill Weave, Ditsy Print, Medium Weight
    Golden wedding sari with zari tassel, Pure silk cream color sari, Heavy golden zari weave all over, Excellent golden zari work, Vintage 1981

  76. I like the Cotton Jute Table Mats, Patchwork Mats, Applique work, hand made, rectangular mats in two sizes, double layer fabric, Vintage, Set of 14 Thanks

  77. I really like the Red Coil Spiral Wrap Bracelet long and Chunky

  78. • The Indian Bazaar
    • Eco Fabric Store
    • Vintage Vandu

  79. https://www.etsy.com/listing/184379575/passport-case-wallet-travel-organiser?ref=shop_home_active_3

    My favorite!

  80. Thank you so much 4 this giveaway.
    I already send you my address .


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