Upcycle

  • What can I make with my Piccalilly fabric?

    Create your own Piccalilly ranges. Create your own Piccalilly ranges.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As our last blog post explained, here at Piccalilly we were alarmed with the amount of fabric being wasted each season and so wanted to do something a little different with our leftover prints. You’ll have seen that we’ve just launched a limited edition collection, made from some of our most previously loved Piccalilly prints.

    Our Upcycle range launched only a few weeks ago and they have been flying out of our warehouse. Not only can you get your hands on one of our limited edition designs, but you can also buy our 100% organic cotton jersey fabric by the metre to make your own creations.

    If you are looking for inspiration, our Piccalilly team have come up with some suggestions :

    • Bags or pouches - Create a little drawstring bag to carry toys and activities for car journeys or restaurant trips.
    • You could also create a pouch for your nappy bag, big enough to store all of your changing essentials
    • Reading corner - You could create a selection of cushions/pillows and if you are feeling adventurous, you could
    • Make a teepee (stressful but worth the outcome)
    • Bunting - Why not make some reusable bunting that you can string up in the nursery, bedroom or playroom.
    • Aprons - If you enjoy baking with your Lovely Little People, you could make matching aprons to wear whilst in the kitchen.
    • Small, stuffed toys - Find a simple pattern online to create little stuffed animal toys. You could always do this as an activity with older children (under close adult supervision of course!)
    • Teddy Bear/dolls clothing - Why should humans have to have all the Piccalilly fun - make some teeny, tiny Piccaliscious clothing for their toys
    • Fancy dress - How about sewing together some dragon wings or a tail - lots of make believe fun to be had here.
    • Headbands/head scarves - Why not add some matching accessories to your Piccalilly outfits
    • And the obvious, create your own bespoke Piccalilly clothing to your exact specification!

    Don’t let this beautifully soft fabric go to waste, create something original that can be loved and handed down.

    Order your fabric today from our website and get sewing.

    What do you think of our ideas? Have you got any more? We’d love to hear them and better still, we’d love to see them.

    Don’t forget to tag us in photos of your creations. #piccaliscious #piccalilly

    ALPACA FABRIC BY THE METRE - Alt1
  • Our NEW Upcycle Collection has arrived

    A limited edition collection made from left over fabric from previous season. Waste is not waste until it's wasted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Working sustainably has never been more important to stop the ongoing environmental damage and climate crisis. We simply cannot close our eyes to the fact that our own industry, the textile industry, is responsible for a whopping 10 % of the world’s carbon emissions! The environmental impact of fast and disposable fashion and a broken economic model is taking its toll.

    Production waste throughout the clothing manufacturing process is one of many problems that need addressing in our industry. Surplus and discarded offcuts of fabric, also known as deadstock, are a type of production waste. They’re not openly discussed but we’re convinced that it’s something that clothing brands need to address if they wish to become more sustainable. Surplus fabric and off-cuts get discarded at the end of the manufacturing process and often end up in landfill or burnt. What a shame when you consider how many resources go into the process of creating the fabrics in the first place.

    Here at Piccalilly we’re really proud of our transparent organic cotton supply chain. We value the hard work our Chetna organic cotton farmers put into growing the cotton in the first place and the fair trade processes that take place to create the yarn and fabrics we use in our organic baby and kids clothing ranges.

    Whilst we’ve worked hard with our manufacturing partner to eliminate waste at every stage in the garment production process it’s not always an exact science and from time to time there is left over surplus fabric. We believe we need to take responsibility for our own surplus fabric, and where possible from other brands too.

    So, we’ve got our thinking caps on and we’ve come up with a solution to the problem. We’re incorporating a new collection into our ranges which will incorporate leftover fabrics made from our own previous season unused fabrics. And with the help of our amazing Chatterbox group we’ve re-mixed and reimagined previous season collections to create our first ever UPCYCLE range. After all waste isn’t waste until you waste it!

    This is part of a wider plan here at Piccalilly to ensure our business model is based on best practice and to create a clothing brand that has a positive impact on our planet as well as the people who make our beautifully organic clothes.

    Due to the nature of using short runs of left over previous season fabrics our UPCYCLE collection is strictly limited.

    #zerowaste #reduce #recycle #reuse #upcycle

    Left over production fabric is known as deadstock Left over production fabric is known as deadstock
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