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