ABOUT THE COMPANY
A KIND CLOTH IS A CURATED COLLECTION OF SUSTAINABLE FABRICS.
FABRICS THAT ARE KIND TO THE PLANET AND TO YOU.
Using sustainable eco-friendly fabrics is vital to ensure they are non-toxic, recyclable and can biodegrade. You can look stylish whilst caring for the planet and its people!
Much exploitation exists within a supply chain, causing harm to workers, the wildlife, the end-user, and the planet. A lot of fabrics require chemicals in their manufacture that are toxic and can harm the environment: these chemicals can emit toxic fumes when clothes end up in landfill or are burnt; recycling these fabrics can be a danger, as the harmful substances will not only be discharged during the process, but will also pass onto the new textile; and many synthetic fabrics are not even able to be recycled, therefore ending up in landfill.
Here at A Kind Cloth, we try to source fabrics that have certifications to show they have met certain criteria to ascertain sustainability. But what does sustainable mean? Measured on the three principles: environmental, social and economic, certifications are now in place to eliminate exploitation, looking after the welfare of all. That includes you, the consumer. Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is one of the certifications that ensure the fabrics do not contain any harmful substances that could harm you or anyone else.
Part of the slow fashion movement, A Kind Cloth encourages the choice of sewing patterns to suit the individual, partnered with quality sustainable fabrics. Creating clothing with appreciation, to wear with pride for longer than just one season.
My name is Marine and I aim to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Having found it difficult finding sustainable fabrics in modern styles to make my own clothes, 'A Kind Cloth' was born to share and expand my knowledge on natural and sustainable fabrics.
I have worked in the musical theatre industry within various wardrobe departments for the past 16 years in theatres across London's 'West End', the UK and internationally.
Through years of working with different fabrics, with creations of various magnitudes, and fitting bodies in all beautiful shapes and sizes, I look forward to being able to share my knowledge with you here.
Here's an awkward picture of me wearing a me-made blouse from Fibremood (Norma), in a wonderfully soft cotton double gauze, with cotton buttons from Merchant & Mills. Wishing you all Happy Sewing!