• 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

  • Large Squares Ikat Cotton
    Ikat Cotton Fabric with patterns of large squares forming chevrons
    Vendor
    Fabriclore
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    £5.35
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  • Geometric Crosses Maroon Double Ikat Cotton
    Folded fabric piece of Ikat Cotton with 'crosses' pattern
    Vendor
    Fabriclore
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    £7.95
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    £7.95
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  • Multi-Colour Spots Ikat Cotton
    Folded piece of Ikat Cotton Fabric with multi-colour spots pattern
    Vendor
    Fabriclore
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    £5.35
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    £5.35
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  • Diamond Jade Ikat Cotton
    Folded piece if Ikat Cotton Fabric with diamond pattern
    Vendor
    Fabriclore
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    £5.35
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Bring joy to your wardrobe with our Pattern of the month

FRIDAY PATTERN CO.

One for the capsule wardrobe, the Saltwater Slip needs no introduction!

A lovely simple slip dress that can be worn on its own on sunny days, or dressed up as occasion-wear, or worn layered for those cooler days.

Sizes: XS - 7X
Pattern comes with two cup sizes.

Skill Level: Confident beginner

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight woven drapey fabrics such as viscose, cupro, silk, and crepe.

Check out more sewing patterns from Friday Pattern Co.

Saltwater Slip
Lady perches on stool, wears a calf-length Saltwater Slip Dress
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£17.95
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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 2023 and retrofitted in commercial machines by 2024.

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