Catkin & Scraps has sustainability as a core principle, it’s at the heart of what we do and what matters to us. 

We take a broad view of the concept of sustainability. It’s not just about being eco-friendly; fairness and equality, inclusivity and diversity are equally important in a truly sustainable lifestyle.

We aren’t perfect - there is always room for improvement - but we are passionate about what we do and we just really want it all to last!


Things about us that are sustainable: 

  • minimal and plastic-free packaging
  • any paper we use is recycled 
  • we only sell recycled and organic sewing thread 
  • our selling & marketing practices are low volume and honest
  • we have kind and inclusive customer service
  • our fabrics are almost all made from natural fibres and we have a large selection of organic and other eco-friendly options
  • we stock lots of super fibres such as linen, ramie and bamboo - these grow easily and quickly without a need for fertilisers and pesticides and don’t require as much water as crops such as cotton.
  • when we work with others we look for people from groups that are underrepresented or marginalised
  • the sewing patterns we stock tend towards inclusive sizing and representation