If you have any questions about Wombat & Poss, please let me know! Here’s some information that might help you out.
Do you make everything yourself?
I often get asked this question and the answer is yes, I do! I knit and sew everything myself. I occasionally ask a friend to help me cut out fabric.
Do you use acrylic or synthetic fibres?
In short, no I don’t. I only use natural fibres as they have less impact on the environment during washing and wearing (i.e. no micro-plastic fibres) and can be lower impact during their lifecycle. I endeavour to use those that are as sustainable as possible. I use organic cotton in preference to conventional cotton and organic merino wool. I also choose fabrics and yarn which is dyed using low impact dyes.
Are you zero-waste in your production?
While I don’t design items to be completely zero waste (there are some amazing designers out there that manage to cut clothing and use the entire width/length of fabric), I use every single scrap of fabric, whether making wash cloths, bibs or hair accessories. Anything that is too small to make something from, I use for stuffing of soft toys and cushions. I even keep the trimmings of thread and use them for stuffing! The trimmings and ends of wool yarn I use to make funky knitted scarves and beanies. Nothing is discarded or sent to landfill.
Do you use only organic cotton?
At this stage, I don’t. I would really like to, but at this point in time, it is difficult to get enough variety of designs of organic cotton fabric in Australia. This is changing (more slowly than I would like!) and I always choose organic cotton over conventional cotton when it is available.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes I do and I love doing custom orders! Whether I can do it in the timeframe you require will depend on how busy I am at the time and whether I can source the necessary materials/yarn. Please just ask and I’ll see if I can help you 🙂