I’ve realised that now I’m learning to sew, I have the power to source ‘ethical’ or ‘sustainable’ fabric for my clothes. When buying from shops, it’s rarely possible to find out the origins of each garment.
So for my next project I decided to buy some ‘good’ fabric. But then you have to answer the question – what is good? I did loads of reading online and I’m still confused! The only fabric I could find that would definitely be good is the award winning Tencel. But there seem to be only a few different colours and weights.
The best guide I found was on Wendy Ward’s blog. She also has a list of suppliers in the UK which is perfect for me:
For my next project I decided to buy organic cotton and I got it from Ray Stitch. It arrived in the post in a beautiful parcel, and best of all it fit through my letter box so it didn’t matter that I was out. I’m so excited to get sewing now!