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« on: September 02, 2007 05:08:11 PM »

anyone use this?
i want to switch from the dreaded poly-fil to something more eco-friendly.
let me know what eco friendly fill u use and were do you get it!
thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 03:55:14 AM »

If anyone knows of eco-friendly filling suppliers in the UK, please let me know.

I run one of the biggest Freecycle groups in our county - I often feel hypocritical, beating people over the head with the eco-stick, then stuffing my creatures with polyfill  Roll Eyes

Although obviously I hope that my creations are never actually put into landfill...  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007 04:57:42 AM »

I haven't seen that yet!  It sounds exciting!

I usually save up unusable snippets of cloth and yarn for stuffing things, but I'd love an eco-friendly FLUFFY stuffing!  Will have to see if I can find any.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007 09:28:59 AM »

I haven't seen that kind of stuffing before, but it sounds like a neat thing.  One thing I do to try to make my stuffing a little gentler on the earth is to buy old pillows/stuffed things from thrift stores and garage sales for really cheap and de-stuff them.  Then, at least I am not buying stuffing new in a package.  I wash the whole pillow in the washing machine first to make sure it gets clean.  Usually this saves me money too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007 05:11:35 AM »

i want to switch from the dreaded poly-fil to something more eco-friendly.

I'm new around here - what's so bad about polyfil?
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007 07:43:05 AM »

Well, polyfill isn't exactly the devil incarnate... but it is basically, nothing but air-whipped plastic. 

I rarely use polyfill because I'm trying to cut down my  plastic consumption, and I figure I've got loads of bits-and-pieces that can be recycled for stuffing things instead.  I still haven't found anything that works quite as well for stuffing large items, like pillows.  Fabric scraps tend to compact and clump in larger items, making them lumpy and uncomfortable.  Which is why a recycled or otherwise eco-friendly filling sounds like a good idea.  I like the idea of recycling fill from old thrift-store items.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007 01:13:42 AM »

I use old bits and bobs of fabric for my rag doll stuffing as well, but I know that my JoAnn's has started to sell the ecologically friendly stuffing as well, if that helps.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007 08:32:33 PM »

I know this might not be up your alley but since someone was talking about what poly-fill actually is, would it be possible to take some plastic bags and manipulate them to create a recycled polyfill? No matter how hard I try I always have them laying around from ordering things online or getting something from a package.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007 11:24:54 PM »

yes, i've used ecocraft...got it at Wally World in canada, but i haven't noticed it lately.  i used it to stuff 4 babies, and they came out great.  my dd noticed that it smelled a little like corn when we first opened the bag, and stated that her baby smells fine  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007 03:16:50 AM »

i have used the eco-sno! and its fluffy awesome....

i have a FULL 7 lb box of poly fill that i am not using, so i cant buy any of the new kind Sad but if i ever need NEW fill..thats the fill for me
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