I love the idea of re-using fabric such as burlap grain sacks to reupholster furniture, what with the fantastic images & fonts that are often imprinted on them advertising coffee & flour companies from around the world. However, I have always wondered, having some first-hand experience lounging on bags of green coffee beans from the days when my husband roasted coffee, how comfortable that would actually be, especially on a hot, humid summer day. A new printing technology developed by a couple of members of the Los Angeles artist collective The Brewery have made printing bright & clear images on more lounge-friendly fabrics possible. Even better, the technology creates vivid images without any chemical treatment or process. Using the process on recycled fabrics - now that's a match made in heaven.
I do still plan on making a stack of floor pillows from coffee bags for extra indoor & outdoor seating - bean bag chairs, anyone?
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