Sustainable Sewing & Eco Friendly Practices
- 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.
Sustainability is a core value of Sew Pomona, and I believe that we can all make a difference by creating our own clothes and reducing our impact on the environment. By using high-quality materials and taking care of our garments, we can minimize waste and support a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.
Over the years, I’ve honed my skills and developed my own style. I love experimenting with different fabrics, patterns, and techniques to create unique garments that reflect my personality and values. I’m also passionate about natural dyeing and use eco-friendly methods to inspire color in my handmade garments.
“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.
Earth Day, Fashion Revolution, MMM and Sustainable Sewing 2022
It’s Fashion Revolution Week and Friday is Earth Day. Plus it’s almost time for Me Made May! This week is a great time to slow down and reaffirm what I strive to achieve in my sewing and creative practices.
Earth Day & Sustainable Sewing 2021
It’s Earth Day! The perfect time to slow down and focus on what we can do to make our craft as sustainable as possible. Today I’ll be working on some mending and planning out some scrappy projects. I thought this was the perfect time to share some of my fav tutorials and tips to keep your sewing practice as eco-friendly as possible!
Ideas & Inspiration