Sewing is a fantastic way to create an ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable wardrobe.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re sewing garments from scratch or whether you prefer to creatively re-use or mend older clothes. Being involved in the creation of your own garments can really help you to appreciate them and wear them more.
It’s not always easy to focus on being eco-friendly when shopping for sewing supplies. To help, I’ve put together a list of retailers offering a more eco-friendly and ethical selection of textiles and haberdashery items than most.
Offset Warehouse: A social enterprise bringing together ethically produced fabrics and eco-friendly haberdashery items.
Guthrie & Ghani: Stocks a small selection of jersey fabrics produced in the UK.
Stof & Stil: A range of organic fabric is available.
Organic Textile Company: A great selection of all kinds of organic fabrics, including cotton, linen, jersey and more.
Ray Stitch: Bamboo, cotton, jersey, even bright patterned laminates!
This list will be continually updated!