• CLOTH THAT IS KIND TO THE PLANET AND TO YOU

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

  • CONTEMPORARY STYLISH DESIGNS FOR YEAR ROUND WEAR - A curated collection of Indie Sewing Pattern companies for Mindful, Conscious Sewing for your Personalised Capsule Wardrobes.

CLOTH THAT IS KIND TO THE PLANET AND TO YOU

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

INDEPENDENT SEWING PATTERNS

CONTEMPORARY STYLISH DESIGNS FOR YEAR ROUND WEAR - A curated collection of Indie Sewing Pattern companies for Mindful, Conscious Sewing for your Personalised Capsule Wardrobes. SHOP INDIE PATTERNS

RESPONSIBLE, MINDFUL, ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS FOR THE MODERN MAKER

For the home sewist, we've picked out the more 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

  • Mono Hopscotch Indian Block Print Cotton
    Organic cotton fabric hangs over with a handblock print of four different patterns
    Vendor
    Merchant & Mills
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    £7.00
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    £7.00
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  • Houdini Spot Screen Print Indian Cotton
    Fabric with spot print crumpled in a pile
    Vendor
    Merchant & Mills
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    £7.00
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    £7.00
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  • Lianes Viscose
    Viscose fabric shown with slight drape close up to show print of brushstroke petals
    Vendor
    Lise Tailor
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    £9.50
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    £9.50
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  • House Cat Jungle by Tara Reed Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton Fabric with print of cats peeping round large leaves
    Vendor
    Cloud9 Fabrics
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    £7.50
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    £7.50
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    £8.75
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Bring joy to your wardrobe with Our Pattern of the Month

Zero Waste Tie Top Sewing Pattern

From Birgitta Helmersson, the beautiful Zero Waste Tie Top comprises of two different style tops with various length options to create different looks!

This sewing pattern uses zero waste pattern cutting and is designed to fit on a particular size fabric.

The Zero Waste Tie Top is an oversized shape with a relaxed fit and comes with a high neck and low neck option as well as 3 different garment lengths.

Level: Advanced Beginner

Fabric: Light - mid-weight cotton or linen, as well as mid-weight silk or viscose. Both fabrics with some structure, and fabrics with some drape work will work well.

Check out sewing patterns from Birgitta Helmersson.

Zero Waste Tie Top Sewing Pattern
Back view of lady wearing the zero waste top, short sleeve with tie at neck
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£20.00
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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 Planet and Shopify, emissions from our deliveries to you are Carbon Neutralised, funding vital climate solutions.

Learn more about Carbon Neutralising 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 2025.

The initial deadline of 2023 has been missed. With France implementing filters into new washing machines by 1st January 2025, we're asking the UK Government, as a minimum, takes action by then.

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