Eco-Friendly Sewing Tips:
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
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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 majored in printmaking.) 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 with India Flint and about eco-fashion in Sustainable fashion and Textiles by Kate Fletcher and Eco Fashion by Sass Brown all influenced me greatly.
Slow fashion to me 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 all last. No disposable fast fashion here. 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.
Fabric + Dye Sourcing…
Here are some of the fabric and dye sources I use and love!