How To Use Soap Nuts for “Greener” laundry

soap nutsWant a natural, renewable source of laundry detergent? Try using soap nuts in your next batch of laundry. It’s not hard to learn how to use soap nuts and it makes laundry so much healthier and eco-friendly. Continue reading

I’ve got Hemp!

Hemp fabric that is. I got a request to make another hemp fabric shopping bag, so as long as I was already ordering the hemp canvass for the bag, I figured I might as well order some clothing-grade hemp fabric as well (smaller weave). Hemp is one of the strongest, most environmentally friendly fabrics on the planet, and the company I get it from is all Fair Trade. I’ve been planning for some time to start making a line of hemp clothing, and earlier this year I actually got around to drawing up the designs. So today my 100% hemp fabric arrived. It has a look and texture very similar to that of linen, and I can’t wait to start sewing with it. I’m busy making costumes for the upcoming season now, so I probably won’t get a chance to work with the hemp material until after Halloween, but it’s nice to know that it’s here. Hoping to start listing hemp fabric clothes for sale sometime in the late November/early December time frame. It’s my downtime, after the markets and Halloween end, so I’ll need a new venture!