Buying plastic free cotton is hard. In my experience a lot of the cheaper cottons come plastic wrapped. If you buy unwrapped, cotton cotton (if you know what I mean), the reel is plastic! Buy cheaper “cotton” often on a cardboard reel and the thread is not cotton but synthetic! Polyester or some such which is of course non biodegradable and plastic! But then I found this….on a wooden reel – from Intermarche. Yes I know that’s in France. I bought loads to sew with at home.
Turns out I needn’t have bothered. The fantastic Offset Warehouse supply organic cotton cotton on a wooden reel completely plastic free and will send it to you in plastic free packaging!
They also do a great range of organic fabrics and all other aids to home dressmaking. Find out more about them here.