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Our Environmental Policy

At Caboodle Textiles we aim to ensure that every aspect of our activities is conducted in accordance with good environmental practices.

Reduce
We aim to reduce the amount of waste we create; by constantly reviewing operating practices and by sorting and recycling all the waste we produce during the packaging processes.

Caboodle Textiles stocks a wide range of organic and Oeko Tex 100 standard products. Our aim is to reduce the pollution to the environment by encouraging customers to think about where their clothes and fabric goods come from and the chain of affects in their production. By buying safety marked goods our customers can be assured they are not unnecessarily adding to pollution via the manufacturing process.

Caboodle Textiles is reducing the amount of micro plastics waste created when customers wash fabrics by shifting towards stocking cloth with lower polyester contents. This is a gradual process but is one we are working towards.

Reuse
The packaging surrounding fabrics that arrives with us is reused as much as possible in our storage area to house and keep stock fabric clean. Large orders such as full bolts are packaged in this reused packaging when possible.

We encourage customers to turn our packaging bags inside out and use them again before recycling them.

We encourage customers to use every bit of the fabrics they purchase. Small off cuts can be turned into many little projects or donated to schools and children’s groups for creative play. Caboodle Textiles blogs offer suggestions for how to make use of these smaller sized fabrics in environmentally friendly products.

Recycle
All of our polythene packaging is 100% recyclable! We encourage all our customers to return or recycle their polythene waste, as contrary to many people’s perception, polythene packaging is very easy to recycle.

In the office we have moved to using recycled paper, this is used for all our orders and delivery notes, and we have recycling bins to ensure nothing recyclable gets thrown away.

We suggest customers to take unusable fabric remnants to textiles bins at refuse centres or donate them to schools or community craft projects.

More details about our packaging and delivery process.

Delivery is made via DPD who are a Carbon Neutral company. You can read their environmental policy linked to this blog.

DPD packaging is partly made from recycled polythene and the bags are 100% recyclable. They are a Code 04 PE-LD recyclable polythene.

This material is resistant to moths, mildew and sunlight. It is also resistant to fire. The mailbags created are hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

You can recycle your packaging at supermarket collection points.

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Caboodle Textiles Brand Rep Search – Spring 2019

Brand Rep Search Now Open

Caboodle Textiles are once again opening up the search for customers to join our team.

We are looking for UK Based sewers / sewists / seamstresses, seammasters, tailors and fabric sculpters. Whatever your favourite name we are interested to hear from you.

We are looking for people to join the Brand Rep team for Feb, March and April.

Please read our terms and conditions before entering. You will be asked to sign and return them before receiving any fabrics.
http://caboodletextiles.co.uk/brand_rep_terms 

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Your consumer spending power can change the world

Your consumer spending power can change the world

It may feel like the clothes you make have no influence on the big sellers in the fashion industry but it really does make a difference.

When you choose to buy your own fabrics and treasure the items you make there is a ripple effect across the high street.

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New Website Features

Out of Stock Notification & Compare Fabrics

Here at Caboodle Textiles we always strive to make the shopping experience better for our customers, one of the ways we do this is constantly tweak and improve our website based on customer feedback.

The latest feedback showed customers would love to be notified when fabrics are back in stock, and they’d like a way to be able to compare colours.

We took that feedback and developed 2 new tools for the website to enhance your fabric shopping! Continue reading New Website Features

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Christmas PJ Patterns to make Christmas Eve dreams come true.

Christmas PJ Patterns to make Christmas eve dreams come true.

Christmas is always a special time, but with more and more families gathering together on Christmas Eve to open Christmas Eve boxes filled with movies and treats and new PJ’s for the whole family there is a growing emphasis on getting cosy on the sofa together. 

Whether you follow the Christmas Eve box tradition or simply gift your kids new PJ’s at sometime during the festive period, you’ll be looking for a Pyjama pattern that keeps them comfy and sleeping soundly through the night and fingers crossed an hour or two longer on Christmas morning.

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Simple Patchwork Quilt Baby Blanket Sewing Tutorial

Simple Patchwork Quilt Baby Blanket Sewing Tutorial

This easy blanket tutorial is a beginner pattern for people new to sewing, or those who want something easy to make for themselves or as a gift!
Written by beginners for beginners with clear instructions on how to make this blanket.

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How to Save Money with Caboodle Discounts

How to Save Money with Caboodle Discounts.

We all want to get as much for our money as possible.

Here at Caboodle Textiles we will show you how and where you can save.

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Sewing for Spring

Sewing for Spring

We all know that when spring arrives, and boy has it taken its time coming this year, we love to have a clear out of the old and thing about freshening up our lives and our wardrobes. So with the sounds of my son bouncing around in the garden I have been thinking about whats new here at Caboodle and what fabrics I might use to freshen up the family wardrobe and get sewing for Spring.

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How to know your fabric has enough stretch for your pattern

How to know if your fabric has enough stretch for your pattern.

Sometimes a pattern can specify the amount of stretch required to make the item sit correctly or move with you nicely. In this case you may wish to check the stretch of the fabric you want to use. Continue reading How to know your fabric has enough stretch for your pattern

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What you should know about sewing jersey

What You Should Know About Sewing Jersey

Sewing with Jersey.

Sewing with Jersey fabrics isn’t as hard as you believe. Fortunately, Jersey fabric is simple to take care of and keep looking great. If you’re using a Jersey fabric you don’t actually need to hem at all as the fabric doesn’t fray so you can give basic patterns a try without worrying about finishing touches.

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