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For example, do you sew with organic fabrics? I'd like too. I love the OC diapers I use, I have OC fleece on its way. I really wish I could make most of my family's clothing and use organic cotton as much as possible. I would use hemp too, even though I think it is scratchy.<br><br>
But honestly, I barely find time to sew more than a few garments a season. I look at websites with organic fabrics and I can't help but compare the prices to what I can find at Joann's, even though I know the hidden costs are high. And I don't know what to make with most of the textiles available. To top it off, my family of blue-eyed blondes looks pretty washed out in earth-tones, and I have no idea how to use low-impact dyeing techniques.<br><br>
So how about you? If you have success, share your tips. If you are a wannabe like me, maybe we can brainstorm and support each other.
 

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Sort of enviro conscious, I use all old t-shirts to make diapers. It has more to do with being cheap than for the environment, though<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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If you mean do I save money by not contributing to paying for labels, and therefore don't advertise for a company I don't believe in, and save the energy that goes into making clothing by machine, then yes, am. If you mean do everything organically, then no. Using all organic fabric to make clothes is a smaller priority than other environmental things right now, so it'll be a while before I get to that point.
 

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I use every possible scrap of fabric. and what persephone said. I don't buy organic because the cost is prohibitive but I also don't buy organic clothes so it is a wash really. I am not any less environmentaly friendly.
 

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I buy organic cottons or earth friendly fabrics (hemp, linen, wool) when possible on the budget.<br><br>
Lots of times though I buy stuff at thrift stores and reuse it. Either alter it to fit or add on. I buy t-shirts there and use left over fabric from my clothes, to make t-shirt dresses for the girls. Sometimes you can find great sheets at the thrift store - wonderful fabrics - those make great curtains, table clothes and sometimes sundresses <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I take apart old stuff to make new things. Many of my baby clothes were made from vintage dresses, batik or dyed sarongs, patchworks stuff, etc. For my new babe I made tons of cool dipes out of vintage fabrics and t-shirts I got off freecycle. I could never afford organic fabric though, I can't even afford new non-organic fabric.
 

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I would really love to sew organic/hemp. Does anyone have good links for organic fabric? (Preferably cost effective as well?)
 
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