Lots of sewists want to be more sustainable and are focused on great projects which make a conscious effort to choose more sustainable fabrics. So why is haberdashery overlooked in the quest to be more sustainable?
Keeping your wardrobe manageable is hard. Making clothes can easily mean it gets out of control and you have more garments than you actually wear, it’s easy to fall into the trap of owning more and more clothes.
When starting a new hobby it can be difficult to justify spending a lot of money – and for good reason. So how do you start a new hobby sustainably?
For household decorations, furniture and even clothes, we already have well known options for how to pass on these things to others who want them – but what do you do if it’s fabric or yarn that you no longer want?
Knitting and crocheting are crafts which have been around for centuries, so you’d think that perhaps we might already know how to keep our crafting footprint down. Sadly, in the 20th century we lost much of that knowledge in order to make way for innovation.
If you want to sew more sustainably, but you don’t know where to start – this post is for you!
Happy New Year folks! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning out what I want to achieve with The Haberdasher Bee this year and so I thought this was a good way of laying things out.
Why might you choose to mark your notches a different way to your “usual” method, and what are some of the options?
Oh how times flies! In August last year, I officially set up The Haberdasher Bee and opened the shop the following month. It’s been an interesting first year and so I thought I’d take the time to sit back and take stock of how I’ve done.
It’s no secret that I have a strong desire to make my life and work more sustainable. This is where solar dyeing comes in.