Sourcing our Fabrics
When selecting fabrics for the Applepip Project we look at a few different factors. We consider the quality of the fiber itself, sustainable manufacturing practices and the cost to the consumer. Ultimately our aim to is to supply a quality product at a reasonable price. Primarily we focus on natural fibers and we ensure that these fabrics have been sustainably and safely manufactured. Many of the fabrics we have in store meet OEKO-TEX standard 100, meaning each element of the fabric or garment carries no substances that are harmful to human health. Products that carry this certification are regularly and rigorously tested and often exceed regulated standards. Occasionally we will have fabrics that have a synthetic component and this will be because they are simply fabulous and we must have them! If you have any concerns about the origins of any of our products please contact us for more information.
Applepip Project hopes and dreams
Many many years ago a friend and I shared a little dream to open a fabric store, possibly to satisfy our own fabric hoarding but never the less, a dream to provide a product that wasn’t available in our area. Little Tassie gets left off the map in so many ways not least the availability of beautiful fabrics. Fast forward through kids, other businesses, 9-5 jobs, houses, big life events and life in general to 2020......
I thought the dream was always going to be just that, a dream and then a global pandemic hit and with it a new lense with which to view my place in the world. It felt like a ‘now or never’ kind of situation and so with the love and support of my wonderful husband, my Applepip Project came to life!
There is going to be lots of great fabrics and designs to share with all the wonderful sewists, and creatives out there. xxx