Fabric & Fibres
Guide to synthetic, (plastic), regenerated, combination and natural fibres.
why I prefer natural fabrics over synthetics here.
Buy from on line suppliers
Local fabric shops.
British made Fabric
Regenerated Fibres & fabrics a very basic introduction
Kinds Of fabric – my ongoing experiences with cloth.
Sustainable Clothes Find our sustainable criteria for buying or making clothes in the clothing manifesto
Buying Plastic Free
You might be buying cotton but you still get plastic. Read more about plastic Involved when buying ready made clothes
The only way I can afford fair trade organic clothes is make them myself. And I get to support local fabric shops which is very important to me. As is buying U.K. made fabrics.
See The clothes I have made here
How Much? The Fair Share Fabric Project
Ones mans sustainable amount is anothers nothing to wear. So I have decided to use only my global share of fibres and they have to be sustainably sourced. Whats a global share? Share out all that is made by all the people on the planet and it works out, (very roughly), at 11.74 kg per person of which 3.8 kg is natural fibres. As I don’t like synthetics I try to stick to 3.8 kg of natural fibres.