Monday, 24 September 2007

handmade banner for eco-festival

handmade banner for eco-festival
Originally uploaded by pouch2006

We attended an eco-festival on Sunday 23rd September in Colerne, Wiltshire (UK).
This is the banner we made to place on the front of our stall.
It's made with vintage floral fabric, vintage buttons and recycled pre-loved denim fabric.
I will blog more details about the festival tomorrow and show the banner in action on the front of the stall!

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

New items on Etsy

Two new bags listed in our Esty shop
One is a polka dot clutch wristlet
The other is a tote shopper made from beautiful vintage metallic-effect fabric

For further details, visit our shop by clicking the link below

Thursday, 6 September 2007

ecofriendly reusuable tote shopper sold today

tote sunflowers
Originally uploaded by pouch2006

We sold this bag today!
This is one of my favourites, it has vibrant yellow vintage fabric on the front and gorgeous, soft suedette fabric on the back and handles.
For more of our bags click here

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Organic clothes stockists

A shocking amount of pesticides go into creating mass produced cotton clothes

• 600,408 tons of herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers, fungicides, and other chemicals were used to produce cotton in 1992 in the 6 largest cotton producing states. (Agricultural Chemical Usage, 1992 Field Crops Summary, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
• Five of the top nine pesticides used on cotton in the U.S. (cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite, and trifluralin) are KNOWN cancer-causing chemicals. All nine are classified by the U.S. EPA as Category I and II— the most dangerous chemicals.
• The problems with clothing production don’t stop in the field. During the conversion of conventional cotton into clothing, numerous toxic chemicals are added at each stage silicone waxes, harsh petroleum scours, softeners, heavy metals, flame and soil retardants, ammonia, and formaldehyde – to name just a few...

Take a look at the Soil Associations website to find out more about stockists of organic clothes
Click here for textile section of Soil Association website


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