Before we learned about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Circular Economy, prior to Greta Thunberg’s fiery speech at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, we looked at a bunch of unravelled yarn from vintage kimono off-cutsremnant embroidery flossused bubblewrap and thought:

What a waste of precious materials. How can we reuse them?

That’s when we tossed the bunch of yarn and floss between 2 layers of bubblewrap, ironed the lot and fell in love. The resulting material was waterproof, hardy, beautifully hued and textured.

 

Painted Threads Clutch First Gen

First Generation Painted Threads Textile Clutch

Five years on, our love is going strong.

And we have proof:

 

Painted Threads Products

Left to Everyday Pouch, Teapot WrapMat, Triangle Pouch, Card Case, Trinket Tray and Coaster Set, Bespoke Coaster Set, Textile Panel, Everyday Pouch