Eco/Ethical Textiles & Yarns

Making your own clothing is already a lot more sustainable and ethical than buying new, but it’s even better to source conscious materials if you can!

For all you sewers and DIYers, this roundup is a list of places where you can find sustainable and ethnically-made fabrics, yarns, dyes and other materials for your projects!

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this roundup)
Sustainable and Ethical Fabrics

Fabric Suppliers

BULK HEMP WAREHOUSE (USA) – Sells a variety of hemp products include fabrics.

DELYLA (Canada) – sustainable knits made in Canada.

ELVELYCKAN DESIGN (Sweden) – GOTS certified organic cotton fabrics, design their own prints.

FAB SCRAP (USA) – reclaimed and deadstock fabrics. I also have a video where I visited them in NYC.

FIL & TIC (France) – Mostly organic fabrics, some unique prints.

GAIA CONCEPTIONS (USA) – Undyed and some naturally dyed knit fabrics.

GEORGETTE (Belgium) – Organic, recycled, and other sustainable fabrics + patterns.

LEBENSKLEIDUNG (Germany) – Large variety of organic and sustainable materials.

LILLESTOFF (Germany) – GOTS certified cotton fabrics, many different prints.

MATCHPOINT FABRIC (Canada) – Deadstock fabric and eco-friendly staples.

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.

TRUECOLOURS TEXTILES (The Netherlands) – Organic, naturally dyed, and handwoven fabrics as well as peace silk.

Sustainable and Ethical Knitting Yarns

Knitting Yarns

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.

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.

Indigo Shibori

Natural Dyes

These stores have a great selection of natural dye materials as well as helpful instructions on how to use them.

MAIWA (Canada)

WILD COLOURS (UK)



I hope this is helpful for your projects and I will try to update this list if I find other stores/brands. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. Marion
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    Hi Verena,

    You have also Fibre Bio (FR) which is a company working with India. They offer white fabrics and products (organic cotton, peace silk, linen and merino wool) in white (ready to dye) and they have also a natural dye service. They can dye on demand with natural colors only.
    I have tested their fabric and they are really good quality.
    Thank you for this article, it is really interesting.

    Marion

  2. Bridget McVennon-Morgan
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    Sister Mintaka (UK) does some organic, tencel and repurposed nylon fabrics, there’s Raystitch (UK) which has some organic stuff, Merchant & Mills (UK) -some organic but mostly linens, Jelly fabrics (UK?) which does stretch organics, The New Craft House (UK) does deadstock, Like Sew Amazing (UK) also has deadstock, Sew Me Sunshine (UK) deadstock and organic. There’s a Danish shop MeterMeter which does a sustainable range as does My Fabrics (Germany). Spoonflower has an organic fabric as well. It’s really encouraging that organic, sustainable and deadstock fabrics are so much more available now! Thank you for doing this!

    • Verena Erin
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      Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to check them out 🙂

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