Why make you down clothes?
It’s the only way to get true plastic-free outfits free of synthetic threads, fixings, labels and packaging:Plus I can’t afford to buy ready-made sustainable clothes, but I can (sometimes), afford to make clothes from sustainable, organic and fair-trade fabrics
Click each garment to see how sustainable it is. You can see a full list of my sustainable clothes criteria here
Stuff I Made
Just because I am backpacking don't mean I can't make pants. Recently I have been wearing the Mu Mu of ...Read More
Made while backpacking! I hate the sun on my head so I need to wear a covering of some sort ...Read More
How can you have so few clothes yet still have something you never wear? Fearing the harsh Mongolian climate I ...Read More
Yes, I am a member of the all-female, Indoenesian-based, Madness tribute band. What? You haven't heard of us? I made ...Read More
This big and rather tent like top is extremely easy to wear. Long trousers, short trousers, no trousers even! With ...Read More
How can you afford fair trade and organic clothes on a budget? Make your own! I wanted a long tunic ...Read More
I was so pleased with my Scrappy Bo-ho Tunic I decided to make some lounge pants. Actually I wanted to ...Read More
BoHo Tunic For summer I want something light, cool and colourful so I made this tunic using fabric scraps left over ...Read More
I didn't actually need another tunic top but I have been possessed by a sewing demon and I simply cannot ...Read More
I have been making cotton tunics for a while now and while I love this very easy to make garment ...Read More
A sensible, deep blue, below the knee A line skirt. I wear it with leggings or tights. Yes it sounds ...Read More
No Daisy Dukes for me! Check out these bad boys! Below the knee, denim shorts with half gather waist. Made ...Read More
This is a simple sleeveless dress with bust darts to add a bit of shape. It looks rather like those ...Read More
Bought some lovely organic cotton cambric from Offset Warehouse an online fabric store that sell greener than green fabrics. Such ...Read More
We were planning to visit Seville for the Feria, the big flamenco party. To say it is dreey would be ...Read More
For the Feria the week-long party in Seville, I made a chiffon top. I know - get me.... in chiffon ...Read More
This is what I wanted to make but I couldn't find a pattern so I decided to adapt the Mc ...Read More
Sometimes you need to go cheap and Ebay has some great fabric bargains. I got myself some great woolen fabric ...Read More
This loose waistcoat is a made from fine light weight wool that was woven in Yorkshire. Yes a locally made ...Read More
Back home from the tropics and I desperately needed some new clothes. So I have been busy sewing. First off ...Read More
I made these Palazzo Pants (super-wide leg pants) in grey linen They hang in gentle and flattering folds. I feel ...Read More
I made a simple wrap around skirt a lovely linen cotton mix printed with delightful carp delineated in a typically ...Read More
You can read my sustainable clothing manifesto here
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WHY CUT PLASTIC
About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items.
Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.