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Product Spotlight - Reusable Bowl Covers and a New Kit!

Back in October 2019, I was asked by another local business to make reusable bowl covers and the rest, as they say, is history. They're consistently one of my best selling products, and one of the things I make most as a custom order - dough proving bowl covers, especially for pizza dough, are remarkably popular!

Why bowl covers? Well, it's one sure way to get rid of one use disposable plastics in the kitchen by reducing your cling film use, make your leftovers look cheerful, and even better they are vegan, so if you don't want to use beeswax wraps, they're a good alternative. They're reusable, washable and you can put them in the tumble dryer, but we don't like to use that too often, as that's not great for the environment, but if you have no choice, you can.

I decided to do a little research again on cling film and its use in the UK. The first thing you get these days coming up in a search engine is how you can avoid using it - no bad thing at all - but I like a few facts and figures, so here we go...

  • 1.2 billion metres, or 745,000 miles, of clingfilm is used in the UK every year

  • That's enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times

  • Cling film is difficult to recycle so most of it ends up in landfill where it takes hundreds of years to degrade

  • Cling film that ends up in the ocean can be confused by marine life as food - not good at all.

You can watch my interview with Jup Upcycle on YouTube all about my bowl covers and the story behind them.

I have been selling off the last of my ready to ship bowl covers at 25% off, and there is one set left, so snap it up if you don't want to make your own - although I hope you will because the satisfaction you will get from making them, and knowing you're helping the planet at the same time is huge.

Finally, and at long last it is here! The Sew Your Own Reusables - Bowl Covers Kit! What do you get with the kit? You get the instructions, the fabric, pre-cut into the right sized circles, the fold over elastic, full instructions with colour photographs, and access to the video that's up on my YouTube channel. If you purchase the PDF download, you get the templates to print out and cut, as well as the instructions.

I had a lot of fun making up this one, drawing the pattern, picking the fabrics and making the video, so I hope that enthusiasm comes across and you take this as a challenge to get your sewing machine out and making something pretty, practical and planet friendly.

They're available in the shop right now, and if you are on my newsletter mailing list, you'll have a discount voucher code to get 15% off all month. Is now the time to get rid of cling film in your kitchen?

Have a fabulous day! Ruth xx

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