Monday, March 16, 2009

I've been away for awhile...

But I've been busy working on the Sewing-Green Web site! I was making myself crazy working my day job, commuting 2 hours a day, then coming home and blogging, creating the website AND sewing stuff for my Etsy shop. I finally figured out by trying to do everything, I wasn't accomplishing much.

So I decided to take a break from this blog and my Etsy shop and really focus on building the Web site. is really a labor of love for me. I want it to be the Web site I was looking for when I first learned about refashioning used clothing into new creations. I've already added some information on research I did on the reasons to be concerned about textiles ending up in landfills, and also the severe impact that textile production has on the environment. This is not something that you hear about enough in the news. I would like to think that I could help raise awareness about this problem, and offer a solution: think reuse instead of buy new, when it comes to clothing or textiles. Instead of buying new (non-organic) fabric for your next sewing project, consider whether you could repurpose used clothing to use as your fabric.

Let's use existing resources before buying new fabric. And if you have to buy new fabric (and you will, face it) consider fabric from sustainable, organic sources, especially cotton.

I'll keep updating you on my progress, in the meantime, check it out at

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