Making your own clothing is already a lot more sustainable and ethical than buying new, but it’s even better to source eco friendly materials if you can!
For all you sewers and DIYers, this roundup is a list of places where you can find sustainable and ethical fabric stores as well as yarns, dyes and other materials for your projects!
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Where to Find Organic & Sustainable Fabrics
BULK HEMP WAREHOUSE (USA) – Sells a variety of hemp products include fabrics.
CORE FABRICS (Canada) – Have eco friendly options as well as deadstock fabrics.
EARTH INDIGO (Canada) – Organic and eco-friendly fabrics.
ELVELYCKAN DESIGN (Sweden) – GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics, design their own prints.
FIL & TIC (France) – Mostly organic fabrics, some unique prints.
FORMER + LATTER (Canada) – Quality sustainable fabrics, sold in .1 m increments instead of half or full meters (good for saving money and waste as you can get exactly the amount you need).
GAIA CONCEPTIONS (USA) – Undyed and some naturally dyed knit fabrics.
LEBENSKLEIDUNG (Germany) – Large variety of organic and sustainable materials.
LILLESTOFF (Germany) – GOTS certified cotton fabrics, many different prints.
MAIWA (Canada) – natural fabrics and many white and undyed options for dyeing
MERCHANT & MILLS (UK) – “Slow fashion”, quality-focused sewing supplies and some sustainable fabrics.
OFFSET WAREHOUSE (UK) – Fabrics for all kinds of different clothing craft and interior projects, including unique sustainable fabrics like pineapple, banana silk, and recycled/remnant fabrics.
ORGANIC COTTON PLUS (USA) – GOTS certified fabric retailer with a variety of organic fabrics. Especially good for undyed and colourgrown cotton materials.
RAWGANIQUE (USA + Canada) – Organic cotton, linen, and hemp fabrics.
SIEBENBLAU (Germany) – Variety of mostly organic fabrics.
SIMPLIFI (USA + Canada) – Good variety of sustainable fabrics, some unique prints.
Where to Find Sustainable & Organic Knitting Yarn
DARN GOOD YARN (USA) – Unique selection of yarns including fabric yarn from recycled saris.
GARTHENOR (UK) – Organic wool yarns in both natural and dyed colours.
IINOUIIO (UK) – Recycled wool yarns.
IZZY LANE (UK) – Wool yarns from their rescued sheep.
NATURAL RECYCLED YARN (USA) – Etsy store with reclaimed and recycled natural-fibre yarns.
ORGANIC COTTON PLUS (USA) – This organic fabric retailer also has a collection of organic yarns and naturally-dyed wool.
ROSY GREEN WOOL (Germany) – GOTS certified organic merino wool.
VEGAN YARN (Canada) – hand-dyed, sustainable, vegan yarns.
WOOL & THE GANG (USA & UK)- some (not all) recycled and sustainable yarns and knitting kits.
Where to Buy Natural Dyes
These stores have a great selection of natural dye materials as well as helpful instructions on how to use them.
WILD COLOURS (UK)
Updated Dec 29, 2021