Sustainable Brands We Love: Pip & Lil

In this blog, we are shining the spotlight on some of our favourite sustainable brands from the world of pet care and beyond, celebrating those who share our vision of a world with less waste, and more wonder.

With Black Friday around the corner, this is a great opportunity to #Paws4Thought and encourage conscious consumption, supporting waste reducing and sustainable businesses.

Pip & Lil is run by Sarah, and named after her daughters, she transforms bright and bold fabrics into wonderful reusable face wipes, flannels and more.

We caught up with Sarah to find out a bit more about Pip & Lil...

 

Sarah - Pip & Lil

 

Tell us who you are and what you do.

Hi, I’m Sarah and I make super soft, super effective, affordable reusable wipes, posh flannels, zipper pouches, second chance cutlery sets using bright and bold fabrics I love.

Some fabrics are off-cuts, some are not. All are awesome.

 

How did you get started?

I started sewing about 3 and half years ago shortly after having Pip (my youngest Daughter).

 

Where are you based?

I’m based in SE London, I love it here, lots of green space. I feel really lucky.

 

Sid cat pip and lil

 

Do you have any pets?

We do have 2 cats, Sid (above) and Rolo (below). I mean technically we are just their foster parents. We got them about 6 years ago.

They are bonkers but we love them very much.

 

Rolo cat Pip and Lil

 

How do you go about sourcing your products?

Pre-Covid I did a lot of in person shopping a local independent Fabric stores, I prefer shopping this way, however thats not so easy now, so I shop online with trusted small and independent traders.

 

What inspires your designs, which is your favourite?

I love bright and bold fabrics, that powers pretty much everything I do.

I have designed a few locally themed items but not for a while.

 

What is your top tip to be more sustainable?

That’s such a tough question, sustainability means something different to every single person but I think look at the little things you can change that you can maintain. I call it micro-sustainability. Plastic Free tape, recyclable/reusable wrapping paper etc.  Small changes can create a ripple effect.

 

Pip and lil bts

 

What does the future hold for Pip & Lil?

Who knows, hopefully more little soft fluffy squares! I have been apart of 3 AMAZING collaborations this year and I’m really looking forward to working on some more next year… I just can’t tell you yet!

 

Where can we see your products?

I’m lucky enough to be stocked at community led @thehilltrader in Telegraph Hill and I’m going to be (fingers crossed) at @pexmas on Saturday 12th December, so if you are local come and say hi!

Otherwise you can find me here… I normally make to order but due to time constraints I’m rolling with stock drops between now and Christmas!

I’m so lucky to be busy but the small biz juggle is real!

 

Where can we follow you?

You can follow me on the gram @pipandliloriginal

 

 

 

 

Who is your favourite independent sustainable business?

Its too hard to name just one…

I have narrowed it down to 3 but there are loads of sustainable small and indie biz’s on the gift guide I put together this year.

@wearemout - Lauren makes awesome reusable period pads and the amazing Angela makes stunning jewellery from recycled & ecosilver, you can see her beautiful wares at @angebdesigns and @priormade who use salvaged wood with a story to make beautiful pieces.

 

19/11/2020 by NatuTeam

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