Easily browse and find ethical, environmentally friendly and handmade textiles for your next interior design or eco fashion project at the Offset Warehouse.
From muslin to linens, velvets to jerseys, flannel to silk, and bamboo to Modal, Offset Warehouse offers one of a premium selection of eco fabrics for designers or hobby crafters that love to use textiles. Alongside providing the materials, Offset Warehouse also provides information on different types of ethical and environmentally friendly ‘eco’ textiles and valid reasons for choosing them over conventional fabrics when creating any type of eco fashion project.
Founded by former British Royal College of Art student Charlie Ross, Offset Warehouse was born out of the frustration with fruitlessly trying to source ethical fabrics in smaller quantities when working on a graduate collection. Although the online warehouse offers larger quantities to wholesalers, it is specifically geared towards providing materials to independent designers that work on a smaller scale, or people who want to use organic, ethical fabrics in their home sewing projects. Customers can order as little as 1 meter (a little less than 1 yard) of fabric, making it easy to buy just enough for a garment or a small showcase collection.
You can find an array of ethical textile materials for nearly any type of sewing or furnishing fashion project including fabrics, trims, haberdashery and paints at reasonable prices. The Offset Warehouse team has made sure to source only products that benefit the people who make or handle them and the planet.
The filtering search tool makes it easy to find just the types of fabrics you want, and each product description offers information on the fabric’s country of origin and eco credentials. One of our favorite features is the Bargain Basement, which is where you’ll find remnants and end-of-rolls at very low prices. Although based in the UK, samples of any fabric can be sent quickly, and most orders can be prepared for next day delivery.
Sourcing ethical fabrics is crucial for changing the course of the fashion industry to a more positive one. The copious amounts of polluting substances leached into the atmosphere, the resources exploited and the lives ruined by the current system of textile production are abominable. By using the types of textiles Offset Warehouse has sought out, “you can feel good about ensuring a farmer’s or a weaver’s safety and livelihood, or that the environment is being carefully looked after.”
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