Vintage Cotton Printed Circle Skirt
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Add A Bit of Color to Your Fall Wardrobe
With the fast approach of Fall we've been busy at the sewing machine creating some jewels to transition our style. We chose organic cotton, some beautiful linens from around the world, a gorgeous merino heathered wool jersey and an interesting blend of recycled hemp and organic cotton.
These pieces are easily interchangeable with pieces currently in our wardrobe and offer some interesting looks you'll love. When you start to think mix and match you can see just how functional and complementary these pieces are.
Of course you know that custom sewing your clothes ensures a perfect fit every time and you get to choose the colors that are right for you. Finding the right dressmaker to design and hand sew your clothes is a liberating experience to be cherished.
Statistics reveal that Americans wear only 20% of the clothes hanging in our closets 80% of the time which means 80% of the clothes (fast fashion) we buy are not worn 20% of the time. This further translates to the fact that we own a whole lot of clothes we don't like or wear. We've wasted precious dollars and spent time buying something that will never give us a ROI (return on investment) or any pleasure. This is money we could have spent on eating better food, traveling or taking a class to learn a new hobby.
What would it feel like to be connected to every garment you own, love it, wear it and appreciate owning it? Being a professional dressmaker and able to make the clothes I love to wear, I can truly say, "It feels AMAZINGLY LIBERATING!"
Vintage Cotton Printed Circle Skirt
Raw Silk Doupionni Circle Skirt
We're working to develop an online collection of the garments you see here in a variety of colors making them avaliable to anyone seeking artisanal handmade slow fashion. Some of them will only be avaliable in limited quantities, such as the vintage cotton printed circle skirt. Orders will be taken based upon true body measurements and not standardized sizing and you can choose the color you want. Meaning you will be able to order by your waist size, bust and/or hip. Pieces in the collection will be modern with classic cuts and simple silhouettes. We want the fabric, color and quality to speak for itself.
Our fabrics are organic and natural. We refuse to create clothes that are filled with toxic and hazardous chemicals that affect your health, make you sick, pollute our environment and hurt our planet. There are thousands (12,000) of toxic chemicals used to create fast fashion that have been linked to cancer, chronic illness and disease. In addition, the discard of fast fashion is killing the planet as massive landfills pile up around the world with garments made from synthetic (petrochemicals-oil, coal and gas) fabrics that will never biodegrade and leave this earth. Every polyester, nylon, acrylic, tri-acetate, etc. garment created will stay on earth in some form forever. Brands are producing cheap disposable clothes at an alarming rate and encouraging you to throw it away as fast as you buy it. This is not sustainable!
Are you ready to become Part of the Solution? Wear the clothes you love to own-create them.....
To learn more about Silver Needle & Thread custom sewing visit: https://www.facebook.com/silverneedleandthread.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Most people equate sustainable fashion with outrageous prices, poor style, limited color palette, muted tones and the phrase, "what the hell is that."
Sustainable fashion isn't what you think it is.....
Silver Needle & Thread is an affiliate of CATA Consumers Against Toxic Apparel. CATA is an organization working to increase awareness about the dangerous practices employed by the fashion industry that affect human health and the environment. CATA offers the solutions, provides education, identify toxic chemicals in your clothes, share research and data connecting those toxic chemicals to chronic illness and disease, collaborate with companies working to improve the industry and connect consumers with companies offering stylish, safe, toxic chemical free clothing.
When you custom sew your wardrobe you have complete freedom to create whatever you want. Silver Needle & Thread services include design, custom sewing-made to measure, image consulting, body analysis, colour consulting, extensive selection of organic/natural fabrics for sale, closet audits/sweeps to identify toxic clothes in your wardrobe and a unique selection of sustainable closet accessories.
If you think you know Sustainable fashion check out some pics below to see what it really is....
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To learn more about Silver Needle & Thread visit our website: http://silverneedleandthread.com
To learn more about CATA visit:https://www.facebook.com/cataorganic
Monday, June 20, 2016
US Miss Earth Eco, Miss Florida Title Holder Elizabeth Tran Has Been Fulfilling Her Crown Duties Wearing Organic Clothing Provided by CATA Affiliate Companies From Around the USA
We hope you enjoy this collage of photos of our official spokesperson, Elizabeth Tran wearing organic clothing as she fulfills her duties under her titles as US Miss Earth Eco and Miss Earth Florida.
To learn more about CATA Consumers Against Toxic Apparel please visit: http://cataorganicclothing.blogspot.com.
Silver Needle & Thread is a CATA Affiliate Company and Part of The Solution for clean, healthy, safe and toxic free clothing.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Everything in our closets matter in important ways
most can never imagine.
This is the message we want to get across to those touring the Sustainable Wellness Home every month. Our goal is to create awareness and educate consumers about how our clothes affect many aspects of our lives, our health and the environment.
As a CATA Consumers Against Toxic Apparel affiliate much of our custom organic garments and small batch manufactured items can be viewed in the home. As a professional dressmaker and custom wardrobe designer we can show an array of organic fibres in our clothing to those visiting the home, educating them about raw fibres, the variety, quality and why it matters.
One of our major services include closet sweeps/audits where we address every aspect and component of a closet to include storing, fixture units, hangers, pest control, garment cleaning, organization and presentation. We stress the importance of seeking sustainable ways to address your personal needs.
We prefer wood hangers over plastic, storage baskets made of natural grasses instead of plastic tubs. sturdy recycled paper boxes and canvas garment bags to reduce the toxic and harmful items that make up the space.
We offer alternative cleaning sources over toxic chemically laden dry cleaning and removing garments you don't wear even if they are made from natural fibres. The overall theme of our service is to teach consumers the understanding that less is MORE and more is WASTE. Textile waste goes into our landfills to produce methane gas that affects climate change. On average individuals throw away 64 to 82 pounds of textile waste each year that contributes to over 16 million tons of waste. The number is growing rapidly due to the trend of disposable fashion and the production of inferior quality goods.
Silver Needle & Thread is proud to be a sponsor, apart of this project and the "SOLUTION.' To learn more about the Wellness Home and the upcoming Gala & Organic Festival, May 6-8 in Eureka Springs, AR where a large organic fashion show will take place visit our website: http://www.livehappybepur.com/sustainable-wellness-home.html.
We custom sew everything associated with wardrobing to include baby, children, work, special needs and special occasion.
At Silver Needle & Thread we love to SEW!
Pure, Clean, Beautiful Organic Fabric that is.........
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Join me as I take the time to design, sew and create a new wardrobe after 16 years.
You know what they say, "those who provide services are the one's who end up needing the service the most but seldom take the time to take care of themselves." Well it's true, as a professional dressmaker it's been over 16 years since I created a wardrobe for myself. Time to change that!
Over the next few weeks I will be designing my new organic and natural fibre wardrobe incorporating vintage, classic and modern styles with lots of color, clean lines, tailoring components, great cuts and fabric combinations.
Follow me to see the results. I hope I can inspire you to make a change, become connected to the clothes you wear, wear clothes that make you happy and look good. The way you want to.
*I believe my body should be covered by nature
not a chemical concoction cook up in a laboratory.
*I believe slow fashion connects me with purpose to the things I use
so I will exercise more regard as to how long I keep or when they are discarded.
*I believe in sustainability, being grateful and appreciative for the privilege of usage
with no sense of over consumed entitlement and a disrespect for where it came from.
*I believe I have the power to demand products that don't harm me or the environment
and the right to refuse any encounter with those that pollute, kill, destroy life and the planet!
Fast Disposable Fashion is.............
Destroying our Earth
Making Us Sick
Polluting Our Air
Contaminating Our Water
Manipulating Our Minds
Affecting Climate Change
Decreasing Our Self Worth
So my journey begins....................
I wonder what this pile of fabric will be?
What can you envision?
Some are designed and some are sewn from patterns.
Several have already been sewn like this 100% linen shirt and organic cotton skirt.
This organic cotton black & white cape will add much versatility and great style.
Stay with me
There's much more to come
You'll be surprised to see the end results.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Check out some of our custom sewn organic clothing modeled at this year's annual
Model 4 Miracles Fashion Show in Orlando, FL
Miss Earth Florida Elizabeth Tran coordinated and hosted the show in Orlando, FL.
Her efforts raised over $16,000 for the charity.
Our youngest model worn a pink and green
organic cotton sateen dress with matching ribbon.
This simple white girls dress is trimmed in cotton lace.
It's the perfect style for any special occasion.
This fun jumper is made using organic cotton. It will flatter any body type.
Whatever your wardrobe needs are Silver Needle & Thread can sew it for you.
We offer over eight thousand organic and natural fabric swatches.
Make your garment today!
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or call 904-998-9978 to make an appointment.