Sustainable Sewing

Sustainable Sewing

  • Reuse and recycle old clothing and textiles
  • Mend and repair
  • Use organic and sustainable fabrics and notions whenever possible
  • Keep it local
  • Look for Fair trade and ethical production
  • Avoid chemical dyes, instead use plant based, low impact and non toxic dyes

After kids everything changed for me.  As I slowly became a “crunchy” momma I grew concerned with all the chemicals I was using in my home and my art. I slowly switched our family to a greener and more eco-friendly lifestyle. I was influenced by both birth/parenting and art. Reading about Natural Family Living with Mothering magazine’s Peggy O’Mara, about natural dyes in India Flint’s beautiful art books and eco-fashion books “Sustainable fashion and Textiles” by Kate Fletcher and “Eco Fashion” by Sass Brown.

For me, slow fashion is all about intention and creation. 
I want to know as much as I can about where everything I make comes form and to take care in all aspects of my creative process. 
I’m not perfect by any means but I try to source sustainably, create with care and make it last.
I want to know who’s making my fabric and that they all are treated well and compensated fairly for the goods I’m buying. 
I want to leave the earth better for my children and their children.

Rebecca, Sew Pomona

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