Living sustainably and creatively is possible and growing more popular. Most of us are aware of how important it is to conserve the earth's resources so that our planet remains healthy for future generations. More and more people want to live sustainably, and this is a realistic goal in everyday life: By changing our consumer behaviour, doing without unnecessary packaging, getting around in an environmentally friendly way, making things ourselves or choosing to repair them instead of buying them. Many have made sustainability a lifestyle choice, and more and more people are joining the movement.
Sustainable sewing is also part of it. At Wunderlabel you'll find lots of great ideas on how to sew the eco-friendly way. Creativity and environmental awareness are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, these two essential principles of healthy living can support each other. There are also some tips and tricks for sustainability in the creative field.
Today we want to share 5 tips and ideas on how to live both creatively and sustainably:
1. What do you really need to let your creativity run free?
All DIY enthusiasts will agree that you can never have enough new materials or things to decorate. But if you take the environment into account and are honest with yourself, you don't really need that many supplies. Some of them will never be used. That's why you should sort them out and give the things you don't need to friends or charities.
2. Consider sustainability when buying new creative products
Of course you need new products for your creative projects. It is important to be able to recognise sustainable products. Many companies provide a transparency report. As the name suggests, this makes the results of internal and external quality control transparent, including those related to sustainability. You can identify certified eco-friendly products by recognised seals such as organic, FSC, Ecovadis, Pro-Planet, etc. For example, all Wunderlabel woven labels have the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification, meaning that they are free of harmful substances and even suitable for baby products.
3. Create your own products
Making your own products is fun and satisfying. For example, you can make beautiful textiles from sustainable fabrics. Sewing, knitting or crocheting allow you to switch off and focus on just being creative. And self-made products have that personal touch which makes them particularly popular.
4. Old items can be turned into beautiful and unique objects
Upcycling is the perfect way to give old things a new lease of life and support a sustainable lifestyle. The possibilities are endless when it comes to transforming old into new: Bags and backpacks made from fabric scraps and old clothes, cuddly animals, decorative cushions, and even clothes made from old curtains. You can find sustainable sewing ideas in the Wunderlabel blog.
Embellish your sustainable and creative projects with Wunderlabel
We have just what you need to add a finishing touch to your self-made products. Design your personalised clothing labels directly in the Wunderlabel shop to make your products stand out. Get creative with the online design tool: We offer different materials, patterns and recycled options.
Here is a brief overview of our sustainable products:
- Woven Labels with Text & Symbol or Logo. Material: recycled polyester
- Printed Satin Labels with Text & Symbol. Material: recycled satin or Tyvek
- Large Printed Care Labels. Material: recycled satin or Tyvek
- Small Printed Care Labels. Material: recycled satin or Tyvek
- Woven Care Labels. Material: recycled polyester
Wunderlabel is also committed to packaging products in an environmentally friendly way. The labels arrive in beautiful sustainable cardboard boxes that can be used for storing your tags as well.
If you sell your handmade items on creative platforms, consider including a business card with each order. Just head to the online configurator to design your unique cards, made from environmentally friendly paper that is certified to be free of harmful substances.
Sustainability is not only a goal to set in the field of creativity, but also your everyday life. Simply start with your consumption habits, by not being wasteful and making sure to choose environmentally friendly products when possible.