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Kunin Eco Felt - Bright and Colorful, Fun and Eco Friendly Kunin Felt fabric is a great find for eco-conscious crafters
Do you love working with felt fabrics? Are you eco-concious and always looking for recycled eco-friendly materials? Give Kunin Eco Felt a try and you will fall in love with this soft fabric and wonder if this felt really is made out of recycled plastic bottles. Where can you buy Recycled Felt? We have links to great eco felt supplier as well as fun eco felt projects. Can you use Eco felt to make baby booties, Christmas ornaments and stockings, and appliques? How thick is Kunin Felt? Is Eco Felt machine Washable? Read on to find out...
Rainbow Classic Felt by Kunin
Rainbow Classic Felt is great for all eco-conscious crafters. The Eco friendly felt made by Kunin Group can be machine washed and dried. It is fade resistant, cuts without fraying, and can be used for all kinds of projects (sew it or glue it). With the variety of colors available, you can let your imagination go WILD!!! Great for scrapbooking, appliques, embelishments, jewelry making, and sewing. You can also use it to make plush toys, Christmas stockings and ornaments, and hair accessories.
Where can you buy Kunin Felt? Click on one of the listings below to purchase Eco-Friendly Felt Squares at best prices.
Recycled Felt - Buy Eco Fi Kunin felt - In Squares or by the yard
Eco Felt Color Guide
What colors does Eco-Fi felt come in? Kunin Group usually offers around 35 colors of Eco felt. Some of the colors may be discontinued - depending on the demand. Rainbow Classic felt is available by the yard (6" X 36" (91 cm x 91 cm) cuts) or in 9" X 12" (23 cm X 31 cm) craft cuts in the following colors:
antique white (379)
cashmere tan (884)
walnut brown (8H3)
cocoa brown (851)
copper canyon (K23)
neon green (4H7)
apple green (458)
pirate green (476)
kelly green (466)
hunter green (472)
baby blue (660)
crystal blue (670)
neon blue (698)
cadet blue (656)
royal blue (678)
navy blue (658)
violet sky (k19)
shocking pink (051)
baby pink (053)
silver gray (928)
Is Eco Felt thick? Eco Felt is not as thick as wool felt - Kunin felt is about 1/16" thick. Thickness may vary slightly. The best uses for Eco Felt are appliques, fiber art jewelry, hair clips, Christmas stockings and ornaments. Some crafters also use Eco felt for making baby booties. Looking for some ideas? Do an "eco felt booties" or "eco felt hair clips" search on Flickr, and you will find some inspiration!
Yellow, Orange, Copper Canyon, Cashmere, Ruby - Eco felt color chart
Eco Felt - Manufacturing process
Check out this amazing video on how plastic bottles are made into polyester.
Eco Felt fabric
Made in the US by The Kunin Group
The Kunin Group is a US company that uses Eco Fi polyester fiber in manufacturing their vibrant felt fabrics. What is Eco Fi? It is a fiber made out of recycled plastic bottles. The bottles are first sorted by color, then stripped of caps and labels, then shredded and melted to create a fiber (check out the YouTube Video at the end of the article for the manufacturing process). Eco-fi process prevents billions of plastic bottles from going to landfills each year, saving thousands of barrels of oil and preventing air polution. Choosing Eco-felt over other materials for your craft projects helps to keep the world GREENER :) Every week, when I take PET plastic bottles to my local recycling center, I think of how great it is that some of my bottles will be turned into felt.
Christmas Felt Project Ideas
45 Fun and Easy Christmas projects from Etsy Shop owner and Blogger Amanda Carestio - ornaments, decorations, stockings... This book has plenty of fun ideas for Christmas Home Decor and DIY gift ideas for friends and family.
Eco Felt Poll
Have you used Eco-fi Felt for your crafts or are you interested in trying it?
Hair Clip I made out of Eco Felt
I recommend Japanese craft books. These books are very popular because of the wonderful craft ideas and easy to follow photos - you don't need to read in Japanese in order to understand the photo instructions.
What can you use Kunin Eco felt for?
You can make:
Appliques (for Shirts, bags, etc.)
Buy Kunin Eco Felt and get creative! See where your imagination will take you!