Colne Mill leads the way, weaving quality fabrics with recycled yarn made from plastic bottles.
Here at S Dawes Weaving at Greenhill Mill in Colne, we take our responsibility for environmental impact very seriously. The demand from our customers for low environmental impact fabrics has grown over the last few years and led us to sourcing materials, which are grown with sustainability in mind.
developed fabrics which are 90% recycled, woven with yarns made from old
clothing and plastics including plastic bottles. The fabrics in every way feel
and look the same as non-recycled products, there is no compromise in quality
Recycled Cotton is made from old clothing
Recycled Polyester is from plastic
bottles and other plastic waste
Since waste cotton is already pre
dyed re dying is not necessary. The environmental benefit due to the saving on
water, energy and chemical products is significant
Reduced CO2 emissions
Solar Energy is part used in
We hope in
2020 to launch fabrics which are 100% recycled, as every bit helps in the push
to save our planet.
We are also working with ‘The Better Cotton Initiative’ which is a worldwide organisation aimed at promoting sustainable farming methods and minimising environmental impact on the growing of cotton. It also ensures good working conditions and fair wages for workers. We are working with some of our major clients to promote this initiative and move as much production as possible to BCI Cotton.
Where ever possible we will continue to do all we can to help safeguard our environment for future generations
Oscha Slings, one of our key clients, recently did a marketing campaign on Facebook featuring some of the staff at S Dawes Weaving. The clever posts introduced the people who work to produce the fabric and the end product. Staff were shown holding up cards explaining what part they played in the process. Facebook followers commented how interesting they found it to see the faces of the people who create slings they buy. Tom Shepherd who creates the complicated warps that are required for many of the complex Oscha designs said he had hundred of likes for the image of him holding up his card!
Oscha Slings are now a major client of ours, take a look at the new page we have created to showcase the work we do together – click here, to go to our Oscha page.
Emma Wood is a young and talented designer who contacted Dawes from her base in Berlin to see if we could weave her 100% Merino Lambswool designs. We were delighted to work with Emma, and now weave all her fabrics at Greenhill Mill. Her products including blankets, cushions and throws are all woven in England and made in Berlin.
Emma visited Greenhill Mill a few months ago to see her new collection of designs being woven, and to get some footage for a video she was making for her own website, click the link to view Emma’s short film. https://vimeo.com/175689309.