Beeswax Fabric Wraps HQ has moved! We are still here on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and still have fantastic views of the Snowdonia mountains but we now have more space to grow things in the garden and a dedicated workshop space to make our wraps!
The workshop is now fitted out with electricity and all the equipment and work surfaces we need, so production is back to full capacity again! We decided the walls needed a bit of colour so Sally spent an afternoon with the paintbrushes to create a bee themed mural!
New Fabric Alert!
We have been on the lookout for great looking organic cotton that waxes well for sometime as ultimately we would like to make a complete swap to organic fabric.
We have at last found some! We have been testing this fabric for some time and it is definitely a winner! The first order has arrived and has just been added to the shop. Its a bright and fun retro looking fabric and I'll soon be adding more choices to the organic range so keep your eyes peeled!
Why is organic cotton better for the planet?
There are many reasons why organic cotton is better for the planet. The World Economic Forum has identified water scarcity as one of the top ten global risks to society over the next ten years, and the majority of cotton is grown in countries facing water shortages. Organic cotton has significantly fewer negative impacts on water than non-organic…
Healthier soil - organic farmers use natural methods like composting to create healthy soil. Healthy soil acts like a sponge, soaking up water during floods and holding it for longer during droughts.
No polluting pesticides - hazardous synthetic pesticides need to be diluted to bring them to 'safe' levels when they enter waterways - over one fifth of water used to grow non-organic cotton is used for this purpose. This is not the case for organic cotton because hazardous synthetic pesticides are banned in organic farming.
The way cotton is watered - most organic cotton is grown in rain-fed areas, this mean farmers rely on rain to water their cotton, instead of having to extract water from the ground which can put pressure on water supplies in local communities.
(Information from the Soil Association Organisation)