ethical feather inner

We often get asked where our feather inners come from and whether the ducks were plucked live.  The horrendous videos shown on the web of live duck plucking was something we were not willing to support. So it was a question put to our supplier way back when we started Verdant almost 9 years ago…

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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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Wingback Armchair

New Zealand Wools create employment for many in our own country.  Wool is one of nature’s wonder fibre.  It absorbs excess moisture without feeling cold and then releases moisture back into the atmosphere just when it needs it.  It absorbs dye very easily and a good quality wool is also very hard wearing,  making it perfect…

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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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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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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

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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Compostable Curtains

A few years back I had a client tell me she was bluntly asked ‘do you want your curtains to rot?’…. Well – Yes we do. We don’t want them to hang around for eternity in a landfill somewhere for future generations to have to deal with. I have been reading recently about Circular Economy in business…

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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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