#81: Travel, Sustainability and Sewing with Shams el-Din Rogers

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#81: Travel, Sustainability and Sewing with Shams el-Din Rogers

Will you be taking any trips this year? Are you a short, city-break kind of traveller, or do you have a more adventurous trip planned? There’s no denying that travel in any form has an environmental impact to some degree, but how can we travel more sustainably? And how can sewing help us to do that? CYT regular, Shams el-Din Rogers, and I discuss all this and more, and in the process offer up heaps of suggestions that you can apply to YOUR next trip!

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Find Shams el-Din Rogers on Instagram @shamseldinrogers.

Listen to her on previous episodes of CYT:

I have used the Raspberry Rucksack pattern by Sarah Kirsten.

Image source: Sarah Kirsten

Noodlehead is a great source of sewing patterns for all sorts of bags, pouches and wallets. 

Sham wrote an excellent post about making clothes bags for her husband from some polyester fabric, and why that’s a good use for this damaging fibre type. 

Polka Dot Chair have made a list of 40 free zip pouch sewing tutorials.

Previous conversations on Check Your Thread about the portability of hand stitching include:

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2 comments on “#81: Travel, Sustainability and Sewing with Shams el-Din Rogers

  1. Annette says:

    Hi Zoe
    I just wanted to thank you and Shams for such as thoughtful, as well as thought-provoking, episode this week. Along with tons of great tips for travelling more sustainably, the reminder (to me) to be aware of the privilege of my skin colour, not only while travelling, but also in everyday life, was especially poignant. I like to think that I’m aware of privilege, but sometimes I get a little jolt in my thinking. Thank you for the conversation and heartfelt thanks to Shams.

    1. Zoe says:

      Hi Annette,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely comment. I have forwarded it to Shams so she has seen and appreciated it also. I relate so hard to your point about feeling you’re aware of your privilege, and sometimes finding yourself having a blindspot or having missed the mark on occasion. Which it one of the many reasons I’m so grateful to Shams for taking the time to have these conversations and allowing me to share them via the podcast. Thanks again and take care x

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