Working to promote eco textiles and fair trade ethics
Sarah's ethos for living an ethical and
sustainable life is continued through into her unique textiles and where
endeavours to minimise the negative environmental impact of
her studio practice and promote the use of fabrics derived from
sustainable, biodegradable or organic fibre. Sarah has spent a
considerable amount of time researching and sourcing cloth that meet
with her ethical credentials and is delighted to have recently sourced
Peace Silk and also Hemp/Silk for her latest collection. When possible,
Sarah is keen to employ the use of natural dyes for the patterning of
Below is further information about the fabrics used
throughout the collections.
This exquisite hand-spun silk is produced using process which are
eco-friendly and non-violent. These silks are testament that quality
need not be comprised in order to protect the environment.
Peace silk (certified by People for animals) is
from cocoons from which the moth has completed its transformation and
emerges free and happy.
Fact: 15 silk worms are killed to get 1 gram of conventional silk, 1500
silk worms are being killed to get one meter of woven silk cloth.
Hemp and Silk Charmeuse
(Hemp Silk mix 60%/40%)
More information to come...
group, known as Weavers for the Environment was initiated by Patricia Cheesman Naenna who is a renowned writer, lecturer and textiles designer.
The main aims of the Weavers for the Environment group are to train and
offer work to women as well as research and document their indigenous
knowledge of textiles. The group also aims to benefit the weavers and
their families and to plant natural dye plants to create a resource for
future generations. Studio
Naenna use only unbleached yarns.
beautiful silk scarves have been hand woven in Chiang Mai, Thailand at
Studio Naenna Company which is the marketing arm for a woman’s weaving
group which was founded in 1986.