• CLOTH THAT IS KIND TO THE PLANET AND TO YOU

  • A curated collection of dressmaking fabrics chosen for their manufacturing processes that have a low impact to the environment. Organic, GOTS, OEKO-TEX®, BCI, LENZING™, ECOVERO™ certified fabrics available
  • INDEPENDENT SEWING PATTERNS

  • CONTEMPORARY STYLISH DESIGNS FOR YEAR ROUND WEAR

CLOTH THAT IS KIND TO THE PLANET AND TO YOU

A curated collection of dressmaking fabrics chosen for their manufacturing processes that have a low impact to the environment. Organic, GOTS, OEKO-TEX®, BCI, LENZING™, ECOVERO™ certified fabrics available SHOP SUSTAINABLE FABRICS

INDEPENDENT SEWING PATTERNS

CONTEMPORARY STYLISH DESIGNS FOR YEAR ROUND WEAR SHOP INDIE PATTERNS

SUSTAINABLE ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS FOR THE MODERN MAKER

For the home sewist, we've picked out the sustainable options ready for you. No more feeling disappointed when you find a pretty print fabric, only to discover it's made entirely of Polyester!

OUR FABRICS ARE PRICED AT 1/2 METRES (50CM)
At A KIND CLOTH, we aim towards zero-waste. Buying in 1/2 metre increments allows for less wastage than buying at 1 metre increments when you know how much fabric you need for your project.
Pieces will be cut in one continuous length.

FABRICS NEW IN

  • Sand & Terracotta Double Sided Organic Cotton Double Gauze
    Double-Sided Organic Cotton Double Gauze displayed alongside a pair of scissors and a ruler
    Vendor
    Verhees
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    £6.05
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    £6.05
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  • Painted Flowers Organic Cotton Double Gauze
    Fabric scrunched on table, shows a painted flowers dedign
    Vendor
    Poppy Fabrics
    Regular price
    £6.35
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    £6.35
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  • Golden Anaas Chambray Viscose Linen
    Linen Viscose fabric with Golden Pineapples print displayed next to a pair of scissors and a ruler
    Vendor
    Lady McElroy
    Regular price
    £8.55
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    £8.55
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  • Swan Lake Marlie-Care Cotton Lawn
    Cotton fabric with print of Swans gliding around
    Vendor
    Lady McElroy
    Regular price
    £7.75
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    £7.75
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Bring joy to your wardrobe with our Pattern of the month

PAPERCUT PATTERNS

SUMMER READY

With its reversible nature and multi functional ties, the Estella dress can be worn all year round.  

The Estella Dress Sewing Pattern features beautiful puff sleeves, a frill hem, an elasticated waist section and of course, pockets! It's the perfect occasion gown with no end of compliments coming your way.

Sizes: UK 6-20, UK 16-34

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suggested fabrics: light to mid weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, viscose

Check out more sewing patterns from Papercut Patterns

Estella Top & Dress
Lady wears Estella Dress with puff sleeves and frill ankle hem, tie at waist
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£19.00
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£19.00
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SHOP STYLISH INDEPENDENT PATTERN BRANDS

About sustainable fabrics and fibres

Fabric piles in dyeing process

WHAT MAKES A FABRIC 'SUSTAINABLE'?

At A KIND CLOTH, we realise it is incredibly difficult to determine what makes a fabric 'sustainable'. We know there is no such thing as a 'perfect' fabric, so how do we determine what makes one fabric more sustainable than another?

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Cotton Crop Stem

ORGANIC COTTON

Cotton is a natural fibre, therefore biodegradable, and so should be classed as sustainable right? Well, not really! But organic cotton...

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EcoVero blouse hung on a hanger

IS VISCOSE SUSTAINABLE?

Lenzing™ EcoVero™ fibres certified eco-responsible: ...a high recovery rate for Process chemicals, and the fibres are fully biodegradable. Under the right conditions, EcoVero can decompose in just 3 months, compared with Polyester which takes 200 years!

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FABRICS AND FIBRES

COTTON KHADI, HEMP, LINEN, ORGANIC COTTON, ECOVERO VISCOSE, TENCEL FIBRES are known to be sustainable and eco-friendly.

Click here to find out why

CERTIFICATIONS

Confused by all the abbreviations and different certifications? Here, we have a brief guide to what the different certifications mean followed by slightly more in-depth information.

Click here to read

PACKAGING AND DELIVERY

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Like our fabrics, we aim to be as sustainable as possible here at A KIND CLOTH. To lower our impact on the environment:
- All packaging in our orders to you are kept to a minimum
- We encourage our customers to reuse our packaging where possible
- Your order may arrive in re-used packaging, which in this instance could be plastic - better to reuse than to go to landfill
- Otherwise, all our packaging is made from either recycled materials or from FSC certified sources, and is 100% recyclable
- Labels, stickers and tape are either compostable or biodegradable

Working with Pachama, our deliveries to you are Carbon Offset, providing vital support to forests across our planet.

Learn more about Carbon Offset here

We All Need Microfibre Filters

Microfibres are released from textiles when laundered. Though predominantly they are from synthetic fibres, they can also be released from natural and cellulosic fibres. The focus has been on synthetic fibres as these are essentially micro-plastics that will never breakdown. However, all microfibres can create harm. As they enter the oceans and waterways, toxic chemicals already in the water will cling onto these microfibres, which then end up in the stomachs of our wildlife.

If filters were incorporated into washing machines, that would be a lot of microfibres captured.

Protect our wildlife.

Please, add your voice to this petition: Stop Ocean Threads - Microfibres Campaign, to call for legislation that will see washing machine manufacturers fit microfibre filters in all new domestic and commercial machines, by law, by 2023 and retrofitted in commercial machines by 2024.

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