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Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

#AD Creating a handmade wardrobe is a fantastic way to embrace an eco outlook. By taking the time to stitch our garments, we are able to avoid the dangers of fast fashion and produce beautiful pieces that will stand the test of time. However, if you are a truly conscious crafter it is also vital that you consider the fabrics you are using and select materials that support your eco efforts. Luckily taking this step is easier than ever, as we have compiled a list of sustainable must-haves from Dragonfly Fabrics.

Over the last 2-3 years Dragonfly Fabrics have, wherever possible, started to source sustainable fabrics and they aim to ensure at least 70% of their fabric range is sustainable by the end of 2021, with as near to 100% as possible by the end of 2022. Read on to explore just some of the eco-friendly options they have available and to access an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE!

Eco Viscose

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

These eco viscose dress fabrics are derived from sustainable sources – such as responsibly managed forests. They are made of LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres, and have been produced using pulp from the natural, renewable resource of wood as raw material.

Bamboo

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

Bamboo fabric is a great sustainable choice due to the fast-growing nature of the bamboo plant. What’s more, it is grown without requiring pesticides, excessive water or care, all whilst cleaning the air whilst it grows.

Bio Linen

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

Linen is one of the most sustainable textiles available! Linen comes from the Flax plant, which requires little water, produces very little waste and requires fewer pesticides than cotton, in addition to being a durable, long lasting material. As if that wasn’t enough, this pick has been Oeko-Tex Certified.

Organic Cotton

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

There are no chemicals or pesticides used in the production of this organic cotton fabric. This makes it safer to harvest and wear, and ensures it is much more eco-friendly than non-organic cotton. When in doubt, look for organic fabrics with accreditations from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Tencel

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

TENCEL from Dragonfly Fabrics is the ultimate 100% eco fibre, as it is made of wood pulp using sustainably certified beech and eucalyptus trees. It naturally has soft, breathable and anti-bacterial properties. The ultimate triple threat – it is of botanic origin, has been produced sustainably and is 100% biodegradable.

Wool

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

Wool is a lovely natural fibre that comes from the fleece of sheep. Woollen fabric is the perfect pick if you would like to stitch warm clothing for the colder autumn and winter months. After all, there is no harm in planning ahead!

Oeko-Tex 100 Certified Fabrics

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

Oeko-Tex®-Standard 100 essentially signifies that a material has passed tests for harmful substances and dyes in every phase of its processing and thus presents minimal health risks.

GOTS Certified Fabric

Sustainable Sewing with Dragonfly Fabrics

Look out for fabric with this accreditation – it’s an internationally recognised organic textile standard, covering the entire manufacturing process, packaging & distribution of textiles made from organic natural fibres.

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If you are ready to enter the world of sustainable stitching, use the code: “Organic10” to enjoy 10% off all organic fabrics.

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