Self promotion idea. Here's an interesting idea - this is a fabric sampler - but how about reducing your work - writer/photographer/blogger/designer - to a miniature scale and attach them to hang tags to show off your creativity as well as your fab talent.
I read India Flint's book Second Skin and it was enlightening - on the process our clothes are subjected and how they react to our skin as we wear them. She speaks of natural dyeing processes, of taking care of clothes so they last longer, darning, reuse, and how to select fabrics that are skin and nature friendly. Lovely book and blog.