Compostable Curtains

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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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 Tip #7 Reuse your water 

Reuse your water

We are heading into the third week of no rain for Wellington and it is still only November. (Just) It would be wise to start conserving water, so I thought I would share some of my water conservation tips. Reusing your water doesn’t have to mean installing an expensive grey or black water system that…

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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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Do organic fabrics fade faster?

Fabric Fading

One of the questions I often get asked is about fabric fading. In New Zealand’s harsh sunlight, and our propensity for north facing living areas, fading is often a large factor when choosing fabric for furnishings. The short answer to the question do organic fabrics fade faster? is ….no they do not fade any faster…

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Can I see fabric samples?

Can I view fabric samples?

A frequently asked question is can I see your fabric samples in the flesh? Yes you can! There are a couple of different ways: You can visit our Brooklyn studio in Wellington.  Just email and or call to make an appointment. Our usual days for appointments are are Wednesdays and Thursdays. We can also do…

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Our upgraded website

Vida Textiles Home Page

We have finally have fixed a few of the issues on our upgraded new website. The main issue we had recently was speed. Changing over formats meant it was a drag for you to get anywhere on the website, and OMG what a drag for us at the back end! So much so we stopped…

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Tips for Plastic Free July

Mr Verdant thought I was on a personal crusade this month when I mentioned we were going Plastic Free this July.  But no it’s a real thing that others are also doing, not just me. So to celebrate Plastic Free July, I thought I would share what we have done so far in the Verdant…

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Plastic Free July

Stuck for ideas on how to go Plastic Free this July?  Here is Plastic Free Julys newsletter with some ideas on reducing your plastic in the kitchen. The only thing I would avoid is tinfoil for your frozen meat. Go straight to reusable glass instead. Pyrex do some great glass containers with lids that can…

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