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Brilliant ideas are sustainable from the start!

Brilliant ideas are sustainable from the start!

Sustainable solutions will always be brilliant ideas. Sometimes they percolate and emerge slowly. Other times it's a 'Eureka!' moment ... maybe even in the bath surrounded by sustainable bubbles! Either way, you've no idea just when and how the next brilliant idea is...

“I wove the Queen’s wedding blanket.”

“I wove the Queen’s wedding blanket.”

So a bright-eyed hand weaver of 94 told me recently! Meet the talented artisan behind the Royal couple’s wedding gift from my homeland, the Isle of Man – Mrs Jean Collister.

Cultural Sustainability – worth fighting for?

Cultural Sustainability – worth fighting for?

The sustainability of indigenous cultures is under threat. With the pervasive use of English around the globe, ‘western culture’ is railroading through ancient places and traditions. Bangladesh is in its 70th year of fighting for its language & heritage, let’s listen.

Sustainability Leadership Award for Motif

Sustainability Leadership Award for Motif

Sustainable fashion is championed by conscious designers, ethical brands and all of us concerned about who makes our clothes, and how the environment is impacted in the process. Common Objective is a dynamic space for 50K of us across the fashion spectrum.

No Waste November = Eco-friendly Fabric

No Waste November = Eco-friendly Fabric

No Waste November is inspired or provoked by this month’s COP26 event to address Climate Change. Around here that’s about ensuring eco-friendly fabric is as much a part of our norm as possible, and yours too. How? Read more …

Sustainable Fabrics for SS22 – What does that mean?

Sustainable Fabrics for SS22 – What does that mean?

Sustainable fabrics for SS22? If that means anything to you, I know you’re preeeety busy right now sourcing ethical fabrics for your slow fashion collections. If it’s simply yet another meaningless code – I get it! But what does it really mean for us all … READ MORE

20% OFF Ready-For-Dye Fabrics … the Perfect Canvas!

20% OFF Ready-For-Dye Fabrics … the Perfect Canvas!

20% OFF our retail Ready-For-Dye RFD blank fabrics is just what you need to banish the blank stares. You know the moment – when creativity runs dry! Grab a few yards of our eco-friendly fabrics and let’s go … READ MORE

Natural Dye Fabrics to Naturally Dye for!

Natural Dye Fabrics to Naturally Dye for!

Recycled yarn hand dyed with natural dyes seems almost normal now! Sustainable fabrics are here to stay and thankfully there's a growing number to choose from. But, here's a thought ... what if there were no colours, if life really was a black & white movie in...

Oh! The Sustainable Fabrics You Can Design!

Oh! The Sustainable Fabrics You Can Design!

A designer’s creativity for sustainable fabrics knows no end! Especially when eco-friendly raw materials and skilled makers are within reach. And they are! Take a look at how simple and fun the first step can be. Read more …

That’s Women’s Work! … Really?

That’s Women’s Work! … Really?

Sustainable fabrics and slow fashion are still seen mostly as Women’s Work, and some baggage comes with that – especially in these days of shared responsibility at home and work! But, when seen from another angle? Read more …

Fair Trade + Hand Made = Sustainability

Fair Trade + Hand Made = Sustainability

Any idea how many people are involved in the making of handwoven fabric? And why is that important? Fair trade, hand made goods truly are the most sustainable option for the future health of our people and our planet. How? Read more …

5 STEPS to Design & Produce Your Sustainable Handwoven Fabrics

Step into a world of handmade wonders!

Learn how easy it is to transform your design business with custom fabrics inspired by age-old traditions with our FREE guide!