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Fibres and Fabrics Video Series with Verena Erin


The fabrics we choose for sewing and wearing garments, household linen, and accessories are very important. Fabric directly affects the comfort and performance of any garment we make.  How we care for our fabric also impacts the environment even more so than others, according to Verena Erin of  My Green Closet. Verena discusses the different textiles available, all with different looks, pros, cons, and sustainable/ethical issues. Verena created this series on My Green Closet to discuss common fibres and fabrics, what the pros and cons are, and what different fibre options are available if you’re trying to make more environmentally responsible purchases.

  1. Part 1 – Pros & Cons of Common Textiles

  2. Part 2 – Animal Materials & Vegan Synthetics

  3. Part 3 – Recycled & Upcycled Materials


More about textiles at SWN:

  1. A Look Inside America’s Textile Mills and Factories

  2. Shweshwe Fabrics; The Denim or Tartan of South Africa

  3. How to Dye Fabric

  4. Fabric Options for Making Kids Pajamas by Linda A Levine + 5 Free Patterns

  5. Blog Post: Bamboo Fabric 101

  6. Topic: Bamboo Fleece

  7. Blog Post: Eco-Friendly Fabrics – Fashion School Experts Examine the Pros and Cons of the Top Green Fabrics

  8. Topic: Fabric: Tencel® Lyocell

  9. Blog Post: Organic Fabrics – What are They and Why Should We Use Them?

  10. Video: How Fabric is Made

  11. Blog Post: Hemp Fiber – Eco Friendly Fabric

  12. Topic: Dyeing with Indigo

  13. Blog Post: Labels Reuse with Hemp Cotton Quilt

  14. Blog Post: Pineapple, (Pina fibre) and Sewing

Eco-friendly Sewing Info and Projects at SWN:

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DIY Wardrobe Makeovers
The Upcycled T-Shirt

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