Your "Colour of the year" fabrics


…The key words  of 2017 Colour of the year by Pantone

Titled Greenery #15-0343, it is  a “life-affirming shade, emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

What is colour of the year?

It’s a color snapshot of what we see in our global culture and serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

For the past 16 years Pantone has released  a colour that embodies trends,  forecasting and influencing visuals  and designs for the year  in homeware, industrial design, fashion of course and a few other sectors.

You can find my 2016 colour of the year review here —->>

“Pantone LLC, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and a well-known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”


Green in textile and fashion

As it is an emotionally positive color, I am all in favor of green fashion! Let’s love, nurture and revitalise ourselves!

There is an old tail of green being an unlucky colour but it is Christian Dior’s lucky colour…  If it’s good enough for him it’s good enough  for you!

I see it as a versatile colour across the year and seasons, from zesty green to military khaki via emerald. It does  work well with textured fabrics like mohair, leather, suede and tweed.

I came across this pattern a few years back and I have now made it my plan in 2017 to sew myself a green satin evening dress.  

So what if you want to embrace green in your sewing and design projects this year? I have done the research for you so you don’t have to.

Light cotton for your summer dresses,  denim for your pinafore, jersey for your comfy tshirt, African wax for your tailored showstopper evening dress and velvet for your date night dress. Here are my top 9 gorgeous green inspired fabrics.


From left to right, clockwise

1 –  Dotted cotton jersey

2 – 100%  Cotton mix denim

3 – 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic fabric. Good news for all you green-minded fashionistas 

4 – Medium weight cotton fabric Makower UK fabrics are certified free from any heavy metals in their fabric dying process

5 – Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Block Print

6 –  Michael Miller quality 100% cotton

7 – Soft cotton fabric with gold scrolls

8 – High quality printed 100% cotton lightweight fabric

9 – Soft Panné velvet


Of course, you can mix your greens. For many of us it is the safer way to dab into a trend.

I am always mixing mine with purple, the very base of the design of my blog!!! It’s a killer  combination for me. One that has followed me for a long time. Together they are a rich, intriguing, almost mystic.




Here are my pick of combinations by Pantone

Color of the Year 2017 - Color Pairings and Palettes

Color of the Year 2017 - Color Pairings and Palettes

Color of the Year 2017 - Color Pairings and Palettes
And I will not leave without mentioning green fashion in the ethical sense.

2017 a year to look at the impact of fast fashion on our planet. Update and alter your garments, be creative about recycling your garments and fabric scraps.

That’s it!

Hope you’ll enjoy being green in 2017.  Send me your green creations: garments and art and craft.

I leave you with some soothing words and green inspired mini mood board.

And one final note: All fabrics marked with a  , benefit from a 25% discount with code Gee25 until 31st January 2017

A bientot!



  1. Josiane

    Hello !!

    Le vert … Le plus beau pour moi, c’est celui des feuilles des arbres et arbustes qui émergent de l’hiver. Les nuances de vert sont magnifiques.
    Le vert, c’est pour moi la vie qui renait…

    Mais c’est la seule façon pour moi d’aimer le vert car je n’aime pas en porter et ce quelque soit la nuance.
    J’ai hâte de voir ta robe de soirée. Comme d’habitude, tu en feras quelque chose de beau et peut-être que je pourrai aimer le vert à porter…
    Who knows ?

    Kiss Sista !!

    • GhislaineGazon

      Who knows! Je vais peut-etre te convertir au vert avec ma robe de soiree toute verte. Le vert est une belle couleur de relaxation et renaissance oui.


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