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Posts by Janette Sherwood

Our Humanely Harvested Feather Cushion Inners

ethical feather inner

The feather for our inners are sourced from China, and then sewn up here in New Zealand. The Feather itself is a by-product of the duck meat industry in China. It is sourced from suppliers certified as being humane harvesters of feather and Down. This ensures: No live plucking No force feeding Bird welfare is…

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Eco Linen

Fantail Blinds in Eco Linen

Eco linens are often sourced from Belgium.  These require no fertilizers and minimal water.  They are then dew-retted – meaning the linen leaves are left on the field to rot down in their own time to leave the fibre behind, rather than using any chemical methods or excess water. Its natural fine slub gives a lovely…

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Wool

Wingback Armchair

Eco linens are often sourced from Belgium.  These require no fertilizers and minimal water.  They are then dew-retted – meaning the linen leaves are left on the field to rot down in their own time to leave the fibre behind, rather than using any chemical methods or excess water. Its natural fine slub gives a lovely…

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Organic Cotton

goodness batisse - lime organic cotton

Organic cotton is preferable to conventional cotton, due to the way it is grown. Conventional cotton is grown with large amounts of petrochemicals of which some pesticide chemicals are so harmful a singular drop to the skin can kill a worker. Organic cotton is naturally much softer than conventional, so is wonderful close to the…

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Hemp

Peka Peka Bedroom Semi-Sheer Hemp Linen Curtains

Hemp is one of nature’s wonder fibres. Like wool it cleans the air and absorbs Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  It also absorbs and releases moisture as needed.  Forget about the harsh rough trousers from the 70s. Hemp is much more refined these days. Blended with other fibres like silk and cotton it creates a lovely…

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We now have a real shop

South Coast Collective Shop

In November 2018, we opened a real bricks and mortarr shop on the fringe of the Wellington’s CBD on Webb St, (at the top of Cuba St). We have joined our other South Coast Collective friends, whom we did a Pop Up Shop with in 2017. We have all our Vida Textiles fabrics and sampling…

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Organic Beeswax Wraps

organic beeswax wraps

We have had quite a few enquiries of late about fabric for making beeswax wraps. We have now added another section to our shop fabric menu, so you can see what can be used. Janette wrote a blog about this a few weeks ago on her Verdant Living Blog:  So we thought we would add…

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Organic Wool Duvet Inners are returning

Organic Wool Duvet

UPDATE: Oh dear, there have been some further unforeseen delays.  Watch this space. We are excited to announce that our Organic Wool Duvet Inners will finally be returning, just in time for winter. The wool is organically grown New Zealand wool and the outer will be made from a lovely unbleached organic cotton. It has…

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Should I avoid Bamboo Fabric?

Should I avoid Bamboo fabric? Yes

Should I avoid Bamboo fabric? This is a question I was recently asked.  And the answer usually is: Yes! So what is wrong with Bamboo Fabric? Bamboo fabric is often touted as an Eco natural fibre.  Bamboo is fast growing, regenerates itself so you don’t need to replant, easy to harvest and the type of…

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Eco Pop Up Shop

We have joined forces with some other Eco minded people and businesses and will be opening a Pop Up Shop next week! Our other Eco friends are Eco Fabric, Hoopla Kids, Anthea Grob Clay, & Global Wood Rework . Check out their websites and facebook pages. Where: 132 The Parade, Island Bay, Wellington When: 2 November…

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