Five Alternatives to Conventional Cotton

Vintage floral fabric in yellows, pinks, and greens.

4. Vintage fabric

If you’re not trying to mass-produce your crafts, vintage fabrics are a wonderful option. Not only are they low impact, but you’re diverting waste from the landfill and turning those old treasures into something cute and new! I love the sense of history that comes with every piece of vintage fabrics. Here are some places to find your own:

If you’ve found vintage fabric that needs a bit of a refresh, Julie shared a great tutorial for using sunlight to spruce them up!

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[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by RetroLabs. Used with permission.]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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