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Sustainability

  • Sustainability
    How Can I Buy Less Clothing?

    7 tips for how to be more intentional about the clothes you buy.

    August 17, 2022
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    Why Aren't YOU Sewing With Deadstock Fabric?

    Sew with these textiles and save fabric from ending up in the landfill.

    May 9, 2022
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    Is it Cheaper to Sew Your Own Clothes?

    A look at the cost of materials, time, and ethics of home-sewn and ready-to-wear clothing.

    February 28, 2022
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    Repairing Your Clothes is Sustainable Fashion

    Alyx Jacobs rescues clothes by mending well-loved textiles to give them new life. By Taylor Pruitt.

    January 31, 2022
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    The Myth of Fast Fashion’s Unskilled Labor

    The fast fashion industry is a behemoth—so radicalize your sewing practice. By Brittany Archibald.

    September 30, 2021
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    5 Ways to Replace Disposables in Your Kitchen

    Make the switch with these easy projects to help reduce single-use items in your kitchen. By Ellie Rivkin.

    May 31, 2021
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    3 Ways to Replace Disposables in Your Bathroom

    Make the switch with these easy projects to help reduce single-use items in your bathroom, by Ellie Rivkin.

    April 30, 2021
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    Sewing Your Own Underwear is Empowering

    Use this free Seamwork pattern to make a pair of underwear that fits your style and body. By Wallis Smith-Owens.

    April 30, 2021
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    How to be Realistically Sustainable When you Sew

    This month, we encourage you to practice sustainability by sewing intentionally.

    April 30, 2021

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    Remnant Revivals Part One: Collect Your Scraps 

    How to be intentional with your fabric scraps—and store them with care. By Christi Johnson.

    November 30, 2020
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    Pinpoint Your Style (While Minimizing Your Stash)

    The most sustainable fabric is the fabric you’ve already got, by Michelle Colistro Brown.

    June 30, 2020
  • Sustainability
    Book Review: Zero Waste Sewing

    Learn how to sew zero-waste projects with Elizabeth M Haywood's book.

    May 31, 2020
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    How to Sew Period Underwear

    Reduce waste and use up your fabric scraps while you sew your underthings, by Wallis Smith-Owens.

    May 31, 2020
  • Sustainability
    All About Lyocell & Tencel

    What is Lyocell, and is it sustainable? By Michelle Brown Colistro.

    May 31, 2020
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    Is Your Fabric Sustainable?

    Learn about the good, the bad, and how to make an informed switch, by Michelle Brown Colistro.

    April 30, 2020
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    Your 2020 Sewing Resolutions

    Inspiring goals for your creative practice in the new year.

    December 31, 2019
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    Sustainability In the Slow Fashion and Home Sewing Industry

    All clothing, not just the clothing you have made yourself, is made by hand. Written by Saki Jane.

    April 30, 2019
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    Sewing Values

    How to use sewing for a larger good, by Jessica Yen.

    January 31, 2019
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    7 Sustainable Fashion Resources

    A list of designers, fabric suppliers, and resources for sustainable sewing and fashion.

    September 30, 2017
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    Kalopsia Collective

    Developing new ways to support slow fashion, by Jessica Yen

    May 31, 2017
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    Sewing Heritage

    The legacy of a lifelong commitment to sewing, by Louisa Bond.

    February 28, 2017
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    Slow Fashion October

    A thoughtful approach to fashion, by Laurel Anne Powell

    September 30, 2016
  • Sustainability
    Where Cotton Comes From

    Discover the origins of this ubiquitous fabric,
    by Tasha Miller Griffith.

    June 30, 2016
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    Zero-waste design

    The Creation of Waste-Free Garments,
    by Jessica Yen

    April 30, 2016
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    Building a Regional Fibershed

    A non-profit incubates 100% local fiber production, by Jessica Yen.

    March 31, 2016
  • Sustainability
    Taking Stock.

    How sewing can help us slow down and improve our lives,
    by Jessica Yen.

    November 30, 2015
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    From Sheep to Steam

    Explore the history, science, and benefits of wool, by Tasha Griffith.

    October 31, 2015
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    Our Social Fabric

    How a non-profit is diverting textile ‘waste’ into the hands of makers, by Leanne Prain.

    August 31, 2015
  • Sustainability
    An Introduction to Natural Dyeing

    Use plants from your neighborhood and garden to create a rainbow of textiles. By Tracy Majka.

    April 30, 2015
  • Sustainability
    VAVA Lingerie Talks Sustainable Underthings

    Alyssa Woods of VAVA Lingerie shares her tips for making wise fabric choices when sewing your own undergarments.

    February 1, 2015

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