Our Sustainable Philosophy

At The Fabric Store it is important to us to run our business with thought and concern for the future of our world and environment. We believe that there are already far too many mass manufactured, ethically questionable fabrics and garments in existence, and as a result our business is based on the sustainable model of re-use, as opposed to creation.

We are huge supporters of home sewing, and appreciate the work and care that goes into creating garments from scratch. Our company aims to provide an alternative option within a fast fashion society where fine craft and high quality fabrics are often undervalued.

At The Fabric Store we are committed to recycling and using eco minded suppliers. All of our paper bags, paper packaging and branded stationary is at least 80% post-consumer recycled material and printed with vegetable based inks. Most of these items are manufactured and printed within New Zealand and Australia in support of local business. We practise diligent recycling within all our branches and everything from fabric and paper scraps to plastic shipping bags are separated out and re-used or recycled in some way.

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