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”

15 of my Favourite Sustainability X Fashion Quotes

I love finding wise words to inspire me on my sustainable fashion journey, so I hope that these will do the same for you! From iconic activists, to fashion designers and scientists these people come from all walks of life but love the same thing you and I do – sustainable and ethical fashion. PleaseContinue reading “15 of my Favourite Sustainability X Fashion Quotes”

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)”

How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe

So you’ve set a New Years resolution to buy less fast fashion, to buy pieces that are more sustainable and want to follow in the wise words of Vivienne Westwood “Buy Less, Choose Well & Make It Last” but you don’t even know where to begin.  And whether you’re just starting out, or have beenContinue reading “How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe”