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Working to promote eco textiles and fair trade ethics
Ethos: Sarah's ethos for living an ethical and sustainable life is continued through into her unique textiles and where possible she
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 her work.

Below is further information about the fabrics used throughout the collections.
Peace Silk
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...
Handwoven Silk
This 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.

These 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.

                                  
                     Handwoven flat silk shawl (45cm x 180cm) £60       Handwoven Silk scarf £55      Handwoven ribbed silk shawl (45cm x 180cm) £60

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