January 18th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
We've talked about the joys of recycled felt before. Whether we're talking felted wool from reclaimed sweaters or Kunin's Eco-fi made from recycled plastic bottles, crafting with recycled felt is a great way to lighten your DIY footprint.
January 11th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Lithuanian designer Inga’s beautiful linen fabrics are inspired by traditional methods from her home country
January 4th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Can you believe it's 2011 already? Just last week, January seemed so far away. One of the things I love about the first of the year is that you get a chance to look back on a year's worth of work and accomplishments. So, why not take a peek at the fabulous fabrics we rounded up in
December 21st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
You might not think of a bike inner tube as a fabric, but you can use the rubber as a great, durable textile! Most bike shops just toss blown out tubes once they've finished the repair, so there's a good chance you can score some inner tubes for free if you hit up your local bike shop and ask them to save some for you.
Free and totally recycled? Sounds fab to me!
December 14th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Have you guys heard of Modal fabric? It's made using pulp from beechwood, and a lot of folks are touting it right now as an eco-friendly alternative to more conventional rayons
December 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
We love vintage fabrics around here. Not only does crafting with vintage materials divert waste from the landfill, your materials basically have zero impact remaining at this point, since they were produced and discarded so long ago. I love the way the right piece of vintage cotton or bark cloth can add a touch of personality to a sewing project
November 30th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
You know we love vintage fabrics around here. Second hand supplies make it easy as pie to be eco-friendly. Sure, they may have had a sizable footprint when they were created, but by crafting with gently used vintage fabrics, you're giving that fabric a new life and diverting the waste from the landfill
November 23rd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Check out these gorgeous hand-dyed, organic fabrics from Noonday Textiles
November 16th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Fabric retailer J&O Fabrics recently added some eco options to their line, and they're offering a 15% discount code good through the end of November if you want to try them out
November 9th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
We’ve talked before about the high impact from denim production. While there are more sustainable denim options out there, the most eco-friendly option is probably second hand denim. Here are some tips for how to find and repurpose gently-used denim