Sew Sustainable: Course + Kit with Offset Warehouse
Learn to sew the easy way using ethically sourced textiles (that won’t cost the earth)
About Offset Warehouse
Offset Warehouse brings together textiles from around the globe that are ethical and sustainable, or both. Their fabrics benefit the people that make them, the people that use them, and are as least harming as possible to the planet at both origin and end of life.
Founded by Charlie Bradley Ross, Offset Warehouse's collection of carefully sourced textiles mean that everyone, from dressmakers to interior professionals, can trust that the fabrics they use are ethically produced.
New limited edition Course + Kit, featuring Offset Warehouse fabric
Our course + kit makes it easy to learn how to create your own custom cushion, using Fairtrade cotton fabric. For the price of a regular shop-bought design, you can learn a new skill, and be confident that your fabric is carefully sourced and is kind to the planet.
Offset Warehouse say, "Yodomo's cushion kits are the perfect introduction to sewing, and using ethically sourced and sustainable fabrics from us means that your hobby is beneficial to the makers, and better for the planet."
Where does the fabric come from?
A matt cotton handmade fabric with a mustard yellow base featuring a hand-drawn zig-zag design in deep red and black. The fabric is woven and printed in a Fairtrade weaving unit certified by the WFTO.
The design originates from India and is printed by hand using a "hand-block" technique, which gives it a truly rich, authentic feel. As it is a hand-made product, the process uses virtually no energy or water.
The cotton used in this product is grown organically, although it does not have organic certification, due to the additional expense this incurs, which the weavers can not currently afford. The dyes used on the zig zag fabric are azo-free, and totally ironable and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you make).
Due to the hand-woven style of the fabric, it may contain some small weaving irregularities - this adds to its rustic appearance and doesn't affect the look or quality.
10% of all sales of this kit + course will be donated to the Labour Behind The Label charity, campaigning for garment workers' rights worldwide.
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What's in the kit?
The kit provides a matt cotton handmade fabric sourced by Offset Warehouse, enough to make one cushion:
- A large piece of high-quality Fairtrade cotton fabric from Offset Warehouse, 165gsm, approx 100cm x 50cm
- Yodomo tote bag
Standard shipping to the UK or Worldwide postage charges apply.
What will I learn on this course?
With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of the course at your own pace. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Make and cut your own basic pattern
- Make an informed choice on fabrics
- Use a variety of stitching on a sewing machine
- Understand how to seam and hem a cushion cover
- Apply the proper techniques to add an appliqué patch
- Have your very own custom-made cushion cover with quality cotton fabric from Offset Warehouse