ETHICAL and SUSTAINABLE resources are a priority to Heirloom Fibrecraft. We are exploring alternative natural textiles while wool and silk remain our core choice of fibre as it provides Protein; a key ingredient in our handmade, signature native plant dye extract.
WOOL yarns and felting fibres are sourced from small scale hobby farmers in Australia who treat animals with care and respect.
Wool from our 'Wild Fibre' range supports a Fair Trade community in India where ethical ERI silk is woven with local wool. Eri silk is sourced from the silk worm cocoon post pupae (once the silk worm leaves the cocoon, unlike commercial silk which boils the silkworms within the cocoon).