This is a pretty awesome guide. Check it out!
Making your own clothes will ALWAYS be much more ethical than buying something off from the High Street.
BUT I think sometimes it is easy to overlook the environmental impact of cotton and other fabrics, and yarn too.
Conventionally farmed cotton uses vast amounts of water (about 200 litres to make a t-shirt) and pesticides. And the farmers are often working in appalling conditions for significantly less than a living wage. And that’s before we even get to the sweat shops where the fabric is made, and the dyes that are added etc.
One easy way to ‘side-step’ all the issues behind contributing to the demand for conventionally farmed cotton is to source second-hand material. It might still have been conventionally made, but at least your purchase isn’t directly driving the demand for fabric made in this way.
So here’s my guide to where to find pre-loved fabric, haberdashery supplies and…
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