11 October 2007

27 September 2007

Goodbye, Shannon!

Today, Mod Green Pod must say goodbye to our fabulous staff member, Shannon.

Shannon has been with us since the very early days of the company and has been on board with us for the big roller coaster ride of the past year. Shannon kept Nancy and Lisa going when we each had new babies taking up our time and brain capacity. We'll always remember her for getting us through those exhausting, tough few months! And in recent months, Shannon has been there to help Mod Green Pod grow by leaps and bounds.

Thank you, Shannon, for everything you have done. We wish you great luck on your new adventure and know you will be a great success!

05 September 2007



Hip Green Textile Company Releases New Line and New Muses

Austin, TX, September 4, 2007 – Just in time for fall design projects, Mod Green Pod is back with an irresistible new line of hand-silkscreened organic cotton home textiles, the Sprout Collection. Featuring three new prints in luscious colorways, this new collection proves once again that you don’t have to sacrifice being gorgeous for being green.

In the year since Mod Green Pod’s debut, co-founders and sisters-in-law Nancy Mims and Lisa Mims haven’t just been growing their business—they’ve grown their families too. While establishing MGP as the premiere organic cotton home textile company, Nancy and Lisa each had children.

Wanting their babies to be surrounded by safe, sustainable and beautiful products, Nancy and Lisa take pride in releasing a new line of swank textiles that push organic from hippy to hip. To underscore their commitment, they even named the new Sprout collection after their own “sprouts”: newborns Adelaide and Atticus, and six-year-old Clara.

Featuring three new prints inspired by elegant plant forms, the Sprout Collection coordinates with Mod Green Pod’s debut line. Clara’s graceful vines curl and coil down the length of the fabric. A large scale pattern, Adelaide updates Japanese blossoms with Mod Green Pod’s signature sprout. Rounding out the line, Atticus’ stylized sprout motif intertwines with itself to form a captivating pattern.

Unwilling to sacrifice style and quality for safety and peace of mind, Mod Green Pod proudly uses 100% organic cotton that is grown, milled, printed, and finished in the United States, and it abides by strict global organic standards.

Mod Green Pod’s textiles and wallcoverings are available to the trade as well as direct to consumers. To see the new line, visit the Print Collection page at our website: www.modgreenpod.com.

ABOUT MOD GREEN POD: Mod Green Pod is the premiere manufacturer of hand-printed organic cotton home textiles. Luscious, stylish and versatile, Mod Green Pod’s upholstery and wallcoverings are available to the trade and direct to consumers at showrooms and retailers across North America and in the UK. For more info, visit www.modgreenpod.com, or contact Nancy Mims, 512.293.5235, nancym@modgreenpod.com.

27 August 2007

Thank you, Katherine!

Sadly, we had to bid adieu to our fantastic, talented summer intern, Katherine. In her short time at MGP, she helped us move into our new space, prepare for the new collection's arrival and organize our random thoughts and notes into tidy spreadsheets.

Thank you so much, Katherine, for everything!

Oh, and we love the tote you made with MGP scraps:

14 August 2007

Mod Green Pod on the radio

Catch us on "The Lazy Environmentalist" show on Lime Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 114, tomorrow (Wed. August 15) at 11 EST.

Click here to see more about the show: The Lazy Environmentalist.

09 August 2007

Sneak Peek at the Mod Green Pod Studio

Our Boston studio is in an old piano factory in the South End neighborhood, so we’ve got lots of neat original features like wood floors and exposed brick and this large metallic door which we’ve adorned with swatches of our patterns.

Here’s a peek at some other corners of our office.

Check out a sneak peek of the Austin home of creative director Nancy Mims at design*sponge.

08 August 2007

Wallpapering our new office

Part of the fun of moving into our new office earlier this summer was decorating it. We knew we wanted to wallpaper one wall to give the plain white room a splash of color and pattern. We picked Butterfly Jubilee wallpaper in Licorice/Earl Grey and we’ve got before/after and process photos to show you how it was all done.

Lisa and Shannon in front of the blank wall.

Jose did a great job wallpapering a wall in our former studio space so we asked him back. We suggest using a professional to install Mod Green Pod wallpaper. The first strip goes up in the middle of the wall and he works from the middle outwards.

In addition to lining up the pattern during installation, Jose also cuts the paper to fit around awkward utility pipes and electrical outlets. All Mod Green Pod papers require trimming to 27” width before you install them. We recommend using the highest quality cellulose paste.

Almost done!

The final result

26 July 2007

Sprout Collection update

Now that we have tracked down the perfect, domestically grown and milled organic cotton canvas, we are in the final stages of production for the Sprout Collection. Many of you have already requested swatches. We plan to send those out as soon as the fresh bolts arrive in our Boston studio. It should only be a matter of a few more weeks! If you'd like to pre-order swatches or entire books of swatches, you may contact us or fill out the downloadable pdf order forms on our website.

We're very excited about the new prints and can't wait to have them in stock, just in time for fall decoration projects.

17 July 2007

Sprig.com video

Our friends at sprig.com (a Washington Post/Newsweek site) recently made a short video about Mod Green Pod. To view it, click here.

13 June 2007


Welcome to Mod Green Pod’s new blog. Hopefully by now, you’ve had a chance to peruse our new website and view our new line, the Sprout Collection.

Check back here for announcements about new prints or colors, new locations, press mentions and other company news. We also look forward to sharing interesting articles that relate to organic cotton, sustainable design or other related things that we find fascinating and inspiring.

Thanks for visiting!