Sustainable haberdashers may have initatives such as planting trees for each order

What Makes A Sustainable Haberdasher ?

Making your own clothes has seen a huge resurgence during the pandemic as many people have looked to crafts to keep them busy and aid their mental health. Among those of us who were already making, there’s been a lot of talk about becoming more sustainable in choosing the materials we use, but what about the tools we all take for granted?

You can shop for sustainable clothes on the high street, if you know where to look

How To Source Affordable Sustainable Clothes

If you’re new to the sustainable lifestyle, one of the most appealing aspects of living life without waste and reducing your resource impact is almost certainly an economic one. By making choices based on quality and ecological impact, you often inherently choose items that are designed to last or can be easily fixed.

There are times where you might choose to use superwash wool, or perhaps choose to swap for another washable alternative

What Is Superwash Wool?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about whether wool is a sustainable material to craft with and I deliberately didn’t go into superwash wool in that post, as I felt it needed a separate explanation. So here we are!

Crafting without plastic is becoming easier as more businesses are committed to being more sustainable

A Guide To Crafting Without Plastic

In the crafting world, plastic is everywhere – from product packaging and plastic tools to materials which contain plastics (and often aren’t clearly labelled as such). So how do you go about crafting without plastic?

Most people think of sheep when they think of wool, but they aren't the only wool-producing animals

Is Wool A Sustainable Material To Craft With?

How do you know if the materials you’re choosing are more or less sustainable than ones you were previously using? This question comes up a lot when discussing whether wool is a sustainable material or not, so I thought I’d take a look into it.

Piñatex, made from pineapple leaves, is probably the most well known plant-based leather

Vegan Leather: Is It Sustainable?

Vegan ‘leather’ is usually a ‘faux’ material, produced to feel like the real thing. Depending on how that leather is made, you’ll find that some vegan leathers are sustainable, and some vegan leathers are definitely not sustainable.

Starting the embroidery on the back pockets of my jeans

Personalising Garments With Embroidery

I decided a while back that I wanted to make my handmade garments more ‘me’ by embroidering designs onto them that reflect who I am and what I like. Most embroidery I’d ever done was very basic, so I decided that it was about time I learned to do more complicated embroidery.