DIY Danielle


It is important we find ways to make our lives more sustainable.  We can start making changes by limiting the amount of clothes we buy, or buying sustainable fabrics to sew. Here are a few fabrics that are sustainable, and some eco-friendly clothing materials that you should check out.

Sustainable Fabrics for Sewing


Piñatex is a vegan leather made from the fibers of pineapple leaves. This is a great option because more of the pineapple plant can be used instead of going to waste.


Cork is harvested from a cork oak tree that absorbs more CO2 in the atmosphere than most trees. It can support plants and animal species and helps the ecosystem thrive. It is a great option for sustainable fabric.


Linen is made from the flax plant, a versatile crop in which all of its parts can be used. When it is untreated or dyed, linen is fully biodegradable.


Cotton is one of the most used fabrics, but growing cotton uses a lot of water. But organic cotton uses less water and less energy than conventional cotton. It's perfect for light clothing.

Hemp is a versatile plant used for different things like food, ingredients in makeup, building materials and fabric as well. It’s a sustainable fabric because it doesn’t need a lot of water to grow, and it doesn’t need pesticides either.


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Sheep need to be sheared regularly, generally one to two times per year, to be comfortable. The wool regrows so no animals need to be butchered in the process.


Silk is a biodegradable product that is a renewable resource. It uses less water, chemicals, and electricity than many other fibers. Silk is made by silkworms and as a result is not a vegan product.

Ethical and Sustainable Clothing Brands

If you’re looking for clothing brands that use sustainable fabrics from ethical resources, here are 2 brands that you can check out: Pact in Colorado, US & Kotn in Toronto, Canada.

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.