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.
More of us are becoming aware of the impact we’re having on the planet and are actively making choices which reduce this impact – but textiles are some of the most damaging items for the environment simply because many people aren’t aware of how best to dispose of them.
Deadstock fabric is becoming much easier to get hold of, with several sites offering fantastic deals for fabric by the roll or the metre. But what actually is it and is it a sustainable way to shop?
Artificial fibres is a term for materials which are made by man from naturally occurring substances and are often referred to by brand names or even just the plant they’re derived from.
While this might sound a little obvious to some, not everyone realises the difference between synthetic and natural fibres – or they may simply not realise which fibres are man made and which are natural.