Last Updated on November 28, 2023
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 Buy Organic & Sustainable Fabrics
Bibs & Boots Fabric (Canada) – Quality knits and other fabrics with some organic options.
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.
FABCYCLE (Canada) – Deadstock fabrics.
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.
LITTLE COCALICO (USA) – Custom fabric printing with organic, sustainable, and American-milled fabric options (great alternative to Spoonflower!)
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.
Montloup (Canada) – Canadian manufacturer with organic cotton and hemp knits, including un-dyed and colour-grown options. Low MOQs starting at just 1m
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.
Our Social Fabric (Canada) – Non-profit with reclaimed and deadstock fabrics
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 Buy 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.
Natural Ewe (Canada) – Naturally dyed yarns made from organic, natural and sustainable fibres.
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 AND 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)