At Marent Crafts, we don’t just think about sustainability once a year. For us, we think about this every day!
Here at Marent Craft our absolute top priority is sustainability for the betterment of this beautiful planet that we share. We would go so far as to say that we value sustainability over profit. Way above.
Whilst other companies in the industry may go to farther and stranger shores to find bargains for their ware, we stay as close to home as possible, and only buy directly from the source. We won’t just buy any old thing either. We only supply the best quality products, and only if that product is the most sustainable version.
The brands we carry Must share our ethos, otherwise we simply cannot promote that brand.
Thankfully, all our suppliers, manufacturers, and brand owners are most definitely in line with us.
Whether it be recycled fibres for the wadding and interfacing from Freudenberg, the elimination of cellophane from Coats and Gutermann, the 100% eco friendly detergent from Soak, the bamboo range from Prym, or all the other eco friendly products, we won’t sacrifice our message in the name of profit.
We hope that you share our passion for Planet Earth, and we hope that, like us, you’re willing to spend a little bit more on not only a superior product, but on a product that is designed with sustainability in mind.
Here’s what some of the brands we work with do for Earth!
The brands that we work with really do have sustainability at the core of what they do and we align ourselves with brands that have values as we do.
Freudenberg Performance Materials recycles around 7 million PET bottles per day and around 2.5 billion PET bottles per year in its European plants. The length of these bottles taken together would reach 15 times around the earth.
Soak’s bottles, caps and labels have always been recyclable and printed with water-based inks. And as of 2013, all our bottles have been made from post-consumer resin, which means they’ve already been recycled once.
From bamboo knitting needles to buttons, our growing range of Prym sustainable quality products are affordable and provide you peace of mind that you’re helping the environment. No matter the type of knitting, crocheting, or materials you’re working with, Prym 1530 is the choice for you.
If you are new to quilting, then you’ll want to tackle a small project for your first one. What better than making a child’s quilt for a toddler bed? You can create a design using pre-cut squares of fabric, especially for quilting or you could even use old clothes or fabric found in a charity shop to keep the costs down.
Materials you will need:
Your chosen fabric – this design uses fat quarters
Lay out the fabric squares in your desired pattern
Cut out some simple shapes from any spare fabric to applique to the quilt
Sew the shapes onto the fabric squares
Sew the squares together in rows on the right side, using a ½ inch seam allowance
Press the seams flat
Sew the rows of squares together on the right side, again using a ½ inch seam allowance
Press all the seams flat again
Lay out the backing fabric and the wadding on a flat surface
Lay the quilt squares on top of the backing and wadding
Pin all three layers together
Sew the layers together including stitching along the seams where the squares are joined to create the quilted look
Cut the bias binding long enough to go around all sides of the quilt
Unfold the bias binding and pin it to the back of the quilt
Sew the binding onto the back of the quilt as close to edge as possible
Fold the bias binding over the edge of the quilt and sew to the front, tucking the raw edge under to create the perfect finished product.
Ensure that you use only fire retardant wadding which comes in a range of weights from 2oz to 14oz. For a child’s quilt, use lightweight wadding at 2oz to create a low tog rating. It is not recommended by the Lullaby Trust to use quilts for children under the age of one.
20 other things you can do with wadding
Christmas tree decorations
Quilted hearts for a loved one
Quilted makeup bag
Padded photo album cover
Wrapping up delicate itemsto post
Padded camera case
Padded spectacles case
Quilted mobile phone case
Small padded bags for storing jewellery
Padded rice bag for easing aches and pains
Padded table protector for hot pots/teapot etc
APadded table runner
Make aPadded tablet cover
Quilted cushion cover
Get in contact for information about which wadding/batting to use for your project. As ever, if you have any pictures of your projects that have used wadding, we would love to see them.