Understanding Grain Line

One of the most important aspects of sewing and working with fabric and patterns is the grain line.  Grainline is the line that the threads of the fabric run in, and is observed differently in woven and knit fabrics. Fabrics like felt do not have a grain line and can be cut in any directionContinue reading “Understanding Grain Line”

Fashion, Fish & Microfibre-Plastics

Put your hand up if you’ve heard of microplastics. Now keep it up if you know what they are. And keep it there is you know what fashion has to do with it. If you hand is still up I’m impressed! It’s a topic I’ve seen some commentary around, but really not enough as itContinue reading “Fashion, Fish & Microfibre-Plastics”

The Truth About Fabric Softener (and why you shouldn’t be using it)

Fabric softener makes our clothes smell pretty, keeps the towels fluffy and prevents wrinkles and static build up – but at what cost?  The way that fabric softener works is it contains a lubricating ingredient that coats the fibres of your clothes, towels, sheets etc. It also adds a positive charge to oppose the negativeContinue reading “The Truth About Fabric Softener (and why you shouldn’t be using it)”

What is all the hype about silk pillowcases?

Silk. It’s luxurious, shiny and highly coveted; and it’s made by little worms eating mulberry leaves… well that’s the silk worms I grew up with!  It’s soft on your skin and your hair – so let’s talk about why it’s so good (and why everyone is going crazy for silk pillowcases!).  Most of us useContinue reading “What is all the hype about silk pillowcases?”

Can You Compost Clothing?

Something that is little talked about, and often it seems isn’t thought of during the design and manufacturing processes is the end of life of the garment. What will happen to it when it’s no longer being worn? I suppose this is because we assume it will end up in landfill – but what ifContinue reading “Can You Compost Clothing?”

Sustainably Sourcing Fabric

We’d like to take a bit of time to share with you how we source fabrics with a sustainability mindset and environmental focus. First lets look at what we mean when we say we source fabrics sustainably. What we refer to as sustainably sourced fabrics, are generally pre-loved fabrics. These are often vintage fabrics, de-stashedContinue reading “Sustainably Sourcing Fabric”