In the past year, following on from David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 program, there has been an explosion of information about waste, and especially plastic waste. The shocking images of wildlife with plastic in their stomachs or round their necks makes for incredibly shocking viewing. When I first started making my cleanser pads, I used gutermann all-purpose thread which is actually polyester. I’d never really given it any thought. I knew I wanted to use organic materials, that was a high priority, so why hadn’t I considered the thread?! Maybe it was the cost. In the past year, I’ve had a few customers contacting me about it, so I decided to look into the cotton thread. The cost comparison was virtually the same…yay! This now means that once the pads have come to the end of their natural life, they can be composted, and every bit of it will break down naturally. I will look at organic cotton thread in the near future too…in fact, I shall add it to my to-do list now.