Wool is surrounded by a lot of ethical controversy - it's a natural fibre and a by-product, but is it really a by-product when we're importing it in and discarding our own? Is it still environmentally friendly, even though it needs toxic chemicals to be cleaned? How can it be cruelty-free when so many farmers still practice museling?
The processing of…
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As you've noticed, we've been adding to our range of eco fabrics suitable for digital printing. One of our more popular ranges is our "linen" range, but since their arrival, we've been hearing the same questions:
So, being the helpful people we are, we thought we'd shed some light!
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Vegetable tanning refers to the use of natural tannins to create usable leather from hides. Natural tannins are present in bark, wood, leaves and fruits of chestnut, oak and hemlock trees. This process is time intensive, as it can take up to three weeks for the tannins to fully penetrate a hide. From an ecological perspective,…Continue
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With celebrities such as Nicky Hilton, Vanessa Hudgen and Kate Hudson on the band wagon – we’re all hopping on!
Besides, making your own couldn't be easier. All you…Continue
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- Mint – As good as new
- Near Mint – Slightest signs of wear
- Excellent – Typical signs of wear due to occasional use
- Very Good – Considerably wearable but has some flaws (staining,…Continue
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But HOW are waterproof fabrics made?
Waterproof fabrics are treated with special material such as, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU),…Continue
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Hemp is said to be the most eco-fibre of all. The cellulose fibre from hemp is used to make not just clothing products, including jeans, shirts, dresses, hats, bags, ropes and canvas, but…Continue
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Felt is the oldest textile known to man. It is made without sewing or weaving and is a non-constructed fabric. The story goes:
A man was walking across a desert in the dim and distant past and as his footwear was rubbing he grabbed a handful of wool from the flock he was walking with and placed it into his sandals for comfort. The constant…Continue
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We thought we'd done well with our sustainable, bamboo sunglasses, but we discovered the ‘Hair Glasses’, created by Alexander Groves in collaboration with Studio Swine. Together they've created glasses that are totally biodegradable using natural resin and human…Continue
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Cotton is one of the most commonly used natural fibres in clothes; primarily because it is lightweight, soft and absorbent.
But, did you know it uses 25% of the worlds supply of pesticides, but only accounts for a mere 2% of crops grown world wide? The…Continue
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