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What is Sustainable Sewing?

What is sustainable sewing?

Sustainable sewing means sewing in a way which leaves a minimal impact on the planet. Keep reading to learn how we produce our patterns with this in mind. You can help by making garments designed to last for a long time and finding ways to reduce fabric wastage. Consider using eco-friendly fabric or reusing old textiles. And check out our lists of 20+ scrap busting patterns and our top 15 sustainable sewing projects. Learn how to preserve your sewing patterns so they last through multiple uses.

Get involved on Earth day

Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. It’s a day to think about ways you can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in your daily life, including your favourite hobby! Making sustainable choices when you sew can help make a real impact on our planet. For sewing enthusiasts this means examining our consumption and waste to see how we can make the most out of every pattern and fabric we purchase. You can also sew lifestyle solutions that replace single use products and plastics such as eco-friendly sewing projects for the kitchen.

Did you know?

All our pattern products use recycled materials. And we’re proud to be part of a lasting tradition where makers reuse and reinvent our patterns, owning them for many years after they first bought them.

Although paper can be both biodegradable and easily recyclable, it can also be the product of deforestation or poor forestry practices if not sourced sustainably.

As well as using recycled paper in our production we work with accredited paper mills to source our stock:

– Our tissue paper comes from a FSC certified mill.
– The guide sheet paper comes from a FSC & SFI certified mill.
– And our envelope paper comes from a FSC, SFI and PEFC certified mill.

Read our Sustainability Statement to learn more.

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