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  • Circularity is in Fashion: Recycled Cotton
    March 9, 2022

    Circularity is in Fashion: Recycled Cotton

    Circularity is a key concept in the sustainability movement. In a circular system, once the useful life of a product is up, it is recycled back into the supply chain, diverting it from the landfill. Recycled cotton is one way of helping to create a more circular, and less wasteful, fashion industry.

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  • What is sustainability in fashion?
    March 2, 2022

    What is sustainability in fashion?

    Sustainability is a term that is thrown around a lot these days to describe changes being made in a variety of industries, including the fashion industry. But what does sustainability really mean, especially as it relates to fashion?

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  • Ancient Resist Dyeing Techniques: Ikat & Tie-Dye
    February 23, 2022

    Ancient Resist Dyeing Techniques: Ikat & Tie-Dye

    Dyeing fabric is a process that has been around for thousands of years. There have been a huge range of dyeing techniques developed by different cultures throughout history to create beautiful and functional clothing and textiles.

    Several of these ancient dyeing techniques are forms of “resist” dyeing, including ikat and tie-dye.

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  • All About Swimwear Fabrics
    February 9, 2022

    All About Swimwear Fabrics

    Swimwear is one of the most unique items of clothing to sew. To be functional, it needs to be able to withstand harsh environments and a lot of water. That makes choosing the right fabric for your swimwear sewing project key to getting great results – and making a swimsuit you’ll wear all summer long.
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  • Zero Waste Fashion Design
    February 2, 2022

    Zero Waste Fashion Design

    The fashion industry is leaning more and more towards adopting sustainable practices as consumers are becoming aware of the negative impacts of fast fashion on environmental and human resources. Zero waste fashion design is one of the many ways that a brand can build a more sustainable production process.

    Zero waste fashion, as the name implies, is the process of designing and making clothing without wasting any fabric. This could mean that the garment pattern is designed in such a way to utilize every last bit of fabric – the pattern pieces fit together perfectly, kind of like pattern tetris.

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  • One-of-a-Kind Sustainability: What are Deadstock Fabrics?
    January 26, 2022

    One-of-a-Kind Sustainability: What are Deadstock Fabrics?

    With the push for environmentally friendly materials and methods within the fashion and textile industries, many fashion brands are searching for more sustainable alternatives to purchasing traditional fabric. That’s where deadstock fabric comes in.

    Historically, most of these deadstock fabrics would be simply thrown away, eventually making their way into landfills. However, many deadstock fabrics are perfectly usable and high-quality fabrics that it would be a shame to toss! 

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  • Suiting Fabrics: Top 10 fabrics for your suit (Complete Guide)
    January 19, 2022

    Suiting Fabrics: Top 10 fabrics for your suit (Complete Guide)

    The fabric a suit is made from is important in determining the style, functionality, and quality of a suit. There are a range of suiting fabrics on the market, meaning you have a lot of creative freedom to choose a fabric with the right look and feel for your suit.

    We’ve put together a useful guide to choosing the perfect suiting fabric – plus, our top 10 fabric picks for suit-making.

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  • Fabrics for Dresses: Top 10 fabrics for your dress (Complete Guide)
    January 12, 2022

    Fabrics for Dresses: Top 10 fabrics for your dress (Complete Guide)

    Sewing dresses is where a lot of sewers and fashion designers start. They are generally easier to fit and sew than garments like trousers yet offer endless style and cut options to experiment with. This makes a dress the perfect piece of clothing to hone your design and sewing skills on.

    There are hundreds (if not thousands) of different fabrics to choose from for your dress design – so, how do you know which fabric is the best choice? In this article, we’ll show you how to select the perfect dressmaking fabric, as well as give you our top 10 fabric picks for sewing dresses.

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