6.5oz Upcycled Denim Shirting - Natural Fleck

$16.50 per 1/2 meter
($33.00 per meter)
0.5 Meters (0.55 Yards)

This quality denim shirting comes to us from The New Denim Project, a third-generation textile mill in Guatemala that focuses on natural fibres and circular manufacturing. This twill is created entirely from recycled garment industry waste. These fibers are spun and rewoven into a durable, upcycled and 100% biodegradable textile that is both chemical and dye free, minimizing water and energy consumption. Natural tone with dark flecks throughout, this shirting weight denim feels smooth with a moderate drape. Ideal for classic button ups, tops, dresses and relaxed jumpsuits. 

Due to the nature of the upcycling process, there may be irregularities throughout the yardage. These are not defects and we encourage you to embrace these slubs and nubbly textures as they are a natural result of recycling (and reducing!) cotton waste. 

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Gütermann Thread Match: Eggshell #22 (250m spool also available) or try a contrasting topstitching thread

Content: 100% Upcycled Cotton 
Width: 146cm / 57”
Weight: 220gsm / 6.5oz 
Opacity: Opaque 
Drape: Moderate
Country of Origin: Guatemala

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Care Instructions

Machine wash cool, tumble dry low, iron medium. Fabrics made with natural fibres will fade and wear with use, giving it a beautiful worn-in appeal. However, if you would like to keep your colours vibrant, please handle with extra care: hand wash cold and do not tumble dry or dry clean.

Note: we recommend that you pre-wash / pre-treat your fabric in the manner you intend to wash your finished garment.

We Recommend

Suitable for: Shirts, Tops, Dresses, Skirts, Pants, Shorts, Lightweight Jackets, Jumpsuits 

We Recommend: Peppermint Magazine Valley Jumpsuit,  Elbe Textiles Cornell Shirt, Muna & Broad Grainger Quilted Coat, Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up, Helen’s Closet Pona Jacket, Sew House 7 Free Range Slacks

Check out our Pinterest for more pattern suggestions and inspiration. 

Fabric FAQ

All fabric is sold by the half meter.

Due to the vast colour variances in every monitor and mobile device, we cannot guarantee the colour will be an exact match to what you see online.

Shipping Info

Blackbird ships worldwide from Vancouver, Canada.

Orders will be shipped out within 7-10 business days of receipt of payment. When applicable, your tracking number will be e-mailed to you on the day of shipment. Please note: orders placed during and directly following a sale may take longer to ship.

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