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The by-product of our hand made production process is sustainability throughout the lifecycle of the garment. From fibres to finished fabric it is hard to become any more sustainable than through hand made natural materials.
The use of traditional handmade techniques means that there is minimal electricity or excess energy used to make each piece. Each handwoven piece comes straight of the in house loom, made with care and attention by Becky Sunter. Commercial mass produced weaving uses vast amounts of electricity and huge amounts of waste which simply is not seen in our production process.
Natural Fibres from British Suppliers
Long-lasting, bio-degradable, recyclable and natural fabrics are only some of the benefits that come from using natural fibres. Wool, linen, cotton and silk fibres are used to create fabrics to supplement the range of products on offer within Tabby Textiles and provide products which will be durable to last a lifetime and not harm the planet in the meantime.
Quality Products Durable By Design
Because each product is made by hand, they go through a strict quality control process as products are checked with every stitch. Products have been designed with longevity in mind, designed ned to be worn and used within day-to-day life and the quality allows them to last year on year. Quality is important when buying textiles to ensure continued use and enjoyment whilst reducing waste.
Products sold both in-person and online are packaged with recyclable paper or re-used materials to promote sustainable practices. We aim to reduce our one-time plastic use so plastic is repurposed where possible. Natural wood logos are hand-stitched onto products to provide a secure and sustainable way to identify the Tabby Textile brand. Paper tags are used to display products on in-person displays.
Part of the yarns used in our hand-weaving come from dead-stock suppliers which re-uses the waste from larger manufactures. As only a small amount of yarn is necessary within our own production process compared to larger companies we are able to utilise their offcuts which would otherwise be sent to landfill. Using these suppliers we are able to create new bespoke pieces from destined waste in the textile industry.