Episode Thirty – One : Sewing Sustainably with Alex from Sewrendipity and Kate from Time To Sew

This week’s guests are Alex from Sewrendipity and Kate from Time to Sew.

I think this by far our longest episode and we could have carried on for hours longer but Gabby needed her supper and you can’t keep a pregnant woman hungry!! 😉 But seriously Kate and Alex were FULL of knowledge all about sustainability that we need a few more episodes with them to cover everything!

We loved the fact that this isn’t a heavy episode – we really have a lot of fun discussing ways that we can be more mindful with sewing as well lots of other stuff and their sewing stories. One point we all really want to emphasise is the most important part of sewing is fun and these are just a few tips and tricks to make it good for our planet too.

We hope you get inspired and enjoy this episode as much as we did! 

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This episode was brought to you by 1st For Fabrics.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne with a brilliant new online shop, this family run business is a one stop fabric shop stocking everything you need for your dressmaking, quilting and soft furnishing projects.

If you are nearby you must pop in and see there massive shop of stunning strokable fabrics but if you are nowhere near then go to www.1stforfabrics.co.ukto do exactly the same!!

Of course we have a discount code for you lucky ducks – use ‘BREW10OCTOBER’ for 10% off all products excluding sale items, valid until 30th November ’18 (NB, This cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon code)

So if your feeling the ‘thirst’ for fabrics look no further then 1st For Fabrics!!!

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OUR GUESTS

ALEX FROM SEWRENDIPITY

You may recognise Alex from Series 3 of The Great British Sewing Bee but since she has been spreading her sewing and sustainability love on her blog and social networks as Sewrendipity.

KATE FROM TIME TO SEW

Kate is the blogger and social media icon behind Time To Sew which is a great resource for sustainable sewing.

ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED

– Clare Press: https://www.clarepress.com/ (see also Podcast)
–  Textile recyclers: http://www.lmb.co.uk/ in East London and http://btr-ltd.co.uk/ in Bristol
– my post about how jeans are made: https://sewrendipity.com/2018/10/11/sustainable-jeans/
– Kate’s post about landfills: http://timetosew.uk/waste-clothing-landfill/

+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

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