About

Welcome to my store!

I am Ane Hinnum, the owner and founder of The Friendly Cat Fabrics online store. If you like to sew and care about the environment, you’ve come to the right place.

 

I am a passionate sewer, but I also love to draw. In 2018 I combined my hobbies and started designing fabrics for myself and my children. In the Spring of 2020, I opened up this store to share my designs with other environmentally conscious sewers like you.

 

I started sewing when I had my first child in 2011. I looked around the internet for unique fabrics and read blogs about sewing. I soon realised that the textile industry can be harmful to the environment - I got hesitant to buy just any cute fabric I stumbled upon online.

 

When I sew clothes for my children, I want to make sure that the fabrics are safe to wearI also look for fabrics that are not harmful to the environment and the people who produce them. If you are a mum or grandmother who sews for your loved ones, I am sure you feel the same.

 

I want to make it easy for you to sew clothes for your children and loved ones with a good conscience. All fabrics are designed by me, and I make sure that my suppliers are Oeko-tex certified and use organic or recycled material. It is also important to me that the supply chain is ethically sustainable.

Some of my key points on being eco-friendly:

  • Oeko-tex certified suppliers
  • Organic or recycled materials
  • Digitally printed fabrics
  • Fabrics printed in Europe
  • Mailing bags made from recycled polyethene (PE)

You can read more on my Eco-friendly page – you can also click the link on the main menu.

Customer service is important to me, and I will pack and ship your order within 1-2 business days. If for some unforeseen reason, handling time is delayed, I will contact you with the details.

I ship to all EU countries. You can read about shipping and prices on my shipping policy page.

I hope you’ll have fun finding the right fabric for your next sewing adventure in my store.

Let me know if you have any questions. I would also love to hear if you have suggestions for designs or have ideas about improvements that you think could make your shopping experience in my store better.

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