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Recycled Felt

Updated on February 7, 2013

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...

Recycled Felt

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:

white (550)

antique white (379)

sandstone (J64)

cashmere tan (884)

walnut brown (8H3)

cocoa brown (851)

copper canyon (K23)

orange (256)

goldenrod (K15)

gold (352)

yellow (351)

neon green (4H7)

apple green (458)

pirate green (476)

kelly green (466)

hunter green (472)

olive (K14)

peacock (6G4)

baby blue (660)

crystal blue (670)

neon blue (698)

cadet blue (656)

royal blue (678)

navy blue (658)

violet sky (k19)

orchid (758)

purple (751)

ruby (OH1)

red (064)

fuchsia (760)

shocking pink (051)

baby pink (053)

silver gray (928)

charcoal (J02)

black (937)

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?

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Eco Felt Hair Clip
Eco Felt Hair Clip

Hair Clip I made out of Eco Felt


Book Recommendations

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:

Hair Clips

Hair Accessories

Appliques (for Shirts, bags, etc.)


Christmas Ornaments

Zippered pouches


Buy Kunin Eco Felt and get creative! See where your imagination will take you!

What have you made out of Eco Fi Felt?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I make catnip cat toys with ecofelt. Go to Edgar's Playhouse on Etsy to see.

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      digitutah 4 years ago

      Great lens, we all need to know how to use recycled material more, good job.

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      topbuilderlist 4 years ago

      Very good info here about on how to recycle our garbage plastics to make a polyster clothing. And we also have an idea on how to protect our landfills solid waste. Go green share it more to others especially on all community associations.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Keepingscore: I just wanted to follow up and see if you tried our Eco felt and to see what your thougts were on the product. We are always looking for new crafters who use our products to showcase them at our tradeshows. So we would love to hear from you. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @mouse1996 lm: I saw your post from July and I wanted to follow up with you and see if you tried using our Eco felt? We are always looking for new crafters who are using our products and often showcase them when we have trade shows. I would love to hear your comments on our products. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it is very awesome!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Plastic bottle that can be recycled

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      I think it would be amazing for making felt blueberries - it's blueberry season! I love your lens. I've featured it on mine: (and feltcraft!) Thanks for sharing!

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      Felt from plastic? Amazing! I would so love to give this a try. Wonderful way to recycle. Great lens!

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      Keepingscore 5 years ago

      I never heard of Eco felt and plan to try it, thanks.

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      ResearchAddict 5 years ago

      What a great idea!

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      Gayle Dowell 6 years ago from Kansas

      Great resource. Never knew that plastic bottles could be made into felt. I like the idea!

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      rasisonia lm 6 years ago

      it's so pretty felt creation..

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      richangel101 6 years ago

      Well, I didn't know that you can use Felt Paper so much . That you can create your own design on it.Thumbs up for a great lens you have.

      If you have time please check on mine too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey I have reviewed your squidoo lens and I really liked it. Because of this I went ahead and âlikeâ you on squidoo. Giving your lens another like.

      When you have time, please take a look at my lens. It is located at

      If you like my lens, please add a like to my lens as well. I am new to squidoo and I would appreciate any comments at all.

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      Anything that can be recycled is a good thing.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like that Eco Fi felt is made from recycled plastic bottles. Great way to make eco-friendly crafts. Blessings! :)

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Have to look for this. I used to do crafts but stopped after squidoo took over my life.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      actually, i bought it as a picnic blanket and later on made it as lining for my cupboards (for cups and glasses)

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      Thank you for teaching me about this felt. I had not heard of it before.

      Have you seen the yarn from recycled plastic bottles? Too cool!

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      Craftybegonia 6 years ago

      That is fabulous! I love the colors too!

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Very nice things you can make out of Eco felts. This is a great idea and an eco friendly craft! Well done!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Very nice! What a brilliant idea!

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I am very interested in needlecraft, but have not heard of this, will look into it. Thanks for sharing this very interesting lens with us.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Nice lens but it is still plastic and will eventually end up in the environment, Featured this on Refuse Plastic

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      @norma-holt: I think that Kunin Eco felt is a great way to reuse the plastic and keep it away from the environment for as long as possible :)

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      Nothing yet, but sure does look like a nice material. Thanx for making me aware about it Katie.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      II have not but I am so surprised!!. I had know idea plastic could make clothes. That makes me appreciate recycling a lot more Great lens idea!!

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      @moneyloveandcha: it's a fun material to work with :)

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      @shandigp: Thank you! Congrats on your commission :)

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      shandigp 6 years ago

      saw you made commission! I made my first bit the other day too, and it made my day. I'm excited to learn about eco felt, too. It's important to recycle our plastic and buy products made of recycled plastics!

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      moneyloveandcha 6 years ago

      Hi there!

      Thank you for this article - I didn't know about Eco Felt! I usually work with wool felt, but I might have to give this a try :)

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Interesting to know about this eco friendly felt.

      I'll look into this.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Interesting to know about this eco friendly felt.

      I'll look into this.

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      katiecolette 7 years ago

      @manndtp: Thanks!

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      manndtp 7 years ago

      Love being eco friendly. Great lens.

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      WritingforYourW 7 years ago

      Wow, who knew? Love the video that explains things. Nice lens!

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      katiecolette 7 years ago

      @ChemKnitsBlog2: Thank you!!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I used it to make a little bear once, and since I got into mixed media I found out you can do a lot more with it.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      I have never used it, but after reading this lens I think that I will! Blessed by an angel

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      wilhb81 lm 7 years ago

      Frankly, Katie. I've heard about Eco Felt, but I never thought of using it. However, your lense kind of persuading me to give it a try here...

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      What an amazing use for recycled plastic! Thank you for sharing. I had never heard of Kunin felt before this.

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      CozyKitty 7 years ago

      Nothing ... yet! This is a great lens, thanks for putting it together. It's very informative as well as visually appealing. I probably won't get around to buying eco felt any time soon, but will definitely keep it in mind!


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I've not used Eco Felt, in fact, you just introduced me to it and my brain is still adjusting to it being made of recycled plastic! Are you sure, lol?