It's no secret that the fashion and textile industry is one of the most pollutant in the world. As quilters, seamstresses, and crafty people, there's no reason for us to continue to contribute to that waste stream.
The Morose Bee believes that artists and makers shouldn't have to choose between their love of creating and caring for the environment. Our shop has a mix of secondhand, up-cycled, and organic products for you.
Destash and Vintage
Did you know that Americans discard 13.1 million tons of textiles into landfill each year?! Source. There's no need to continue to be a part of that problem especially when you consider all the other materials we might be using as artists and makers. There are many great solutions out there for sustainable or secondhand clothing or furniture, but it can get a little harder to find quality options for secondhand art and craft supplies. The Morose Bee Destash Trade program allows you to send items from your stash to us in exchange for store credit. Nothing to exchange? No problem! Feel free to shop our continuously rotating selection of Destash and Vintage finds!
Okay sometimes you just need to buy something new because scrappy bits and destash materials just aren't enough to finish to your project. That's where our selection of organic cottons comes in! Farming of organic cotton verses conventional cotton reduces damage to the soil, air quality, and uses 71% less water, and 61% less energy. Source.