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Sustainabilty at The Wee Fabric Shop

100% recycled polyester thread.

When we first laid plans for opening The Wee Fabric Shop, back in October 2017, one of the most important issues for us was to be an environmentally conscious business. We began with the obvious one of not buying in plastic bags. Purchasing items in bulk meant less packaging not only for us but you, it helped our carbon footprint with fewer delivies, this was, and still is tough, being a small business. We don’t have huge budgets of buying power but we are making our views known with what we purchase. Products which are good quality and built to last.

  • Our PAPER BAGS are made from recycled paper
  • We have ready made CLOTH TOTE BAGS made from upcycling old duvets or curtains. Time constraints though, mean we do not always have a supply ready made and offer free pre-cut fabric to make your own tote.
  • NO PRINTED RECEIPTS, we send electronically (optional) or hand write upon request.
  • Our ‘plastic’ CELLO BAGS we package our kits in are made from Corn Starch
  • Paper MAILING BAGS and parcel tapes are biodegradable
  • Customers drop off unwanted POLY POCKETS which we re-use for our student class notes
  • PATTERN SWAPS, every 3 months we hold pattern swaps, for you to share your unloved patterns.
  • Approximately 3/4 of our fabric stock is OEKO TEX standard, we are constantly aiming higher with this.
  • In the process of changing our SATIN RIBBON to newlife ribbon, made completely from plastic waste.
  • Replacing our Sew All threads with rPET 100% RECYCLED THREAD where available.
  • Our INTERFACING manufacturer is introducing 100% recycled polyester rolls, we already have some in stock.