PDF SEWING PATTERNS & HANDCRAFTED CORK ACCESSORIES FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS CONSUMER
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My mission is to handcraft timeless accessories and create versatile sewing patterns that showcase sustainability, durability, and simplistic beauty.
I am a self taught seamstress and one woman show, and I pride myself on creating attractive and functional accessories for everyday use, all out of my home studio based in Shelby, NC.
The cork I create with is harvested in Spain. It is the bark of the Quercus Suber tree and is shaved every 9 -12 years. The tree remains unharmed during harvesting, and continues to produce cork for its lifetime, which can be up to 200 years. Read more on cork and how it's harvested on the FAQ page.
A main goal of mine is to patronize other sustainable small businesses in the US that practice fair trade guidelines and pay livable wages. Super plus if they are run by women and/or employ those of us who are less fortunate and need a leg up.
I am a proud partner of One Tree Planted and participate in the one-for-one program, meaning that for every physical product I make and sell, I plant a tree.
In 2019, I planted 813 trees!
Read more and consider donating here.
Since the unrest in 2020 started early, I made a decision to put my donation dollars toward another venture, which is the Black Lives Matter movement. Obviously the Coronavirus has effected my sales immensely however I still feel the need to give back. I took my sales total and doubled the amount and donated $250.
For more information about why I choose where I donate, please feel free to drop me a line below.
-- SewGnar is a Peta Approved Vegan Business --
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What people are saying about SewGnar...
Really happy with this product!
Firstly customer service is great (I had a slightly custom order), quick response. Shipped quickly as well and was nicely packaged. The materials are high quality and the instructions were clear. I had never sewn cork before and its easy to work with and gives very nice results. Don't hesitate to buy from this shop! I'm excited to give the wallets I made to my boyfriend and my son for christmas, I know they will love them.
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BiFold Wallet Sewing Kit
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