facewipes made using sustainable seaweed yarn

by Lydia in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

facewipes made using sustainable seaweed yarn


raised of £200 target
26% 10 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 10th April 2020 at 2:03pm

To produce reusable face wipes and sell them online, in plastic free shops, social enterprise shops, and local boutiques

by Lydia in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

My business idea is:

To crochet facewipes using SeaCell TM yarn - This yarn combines the eco-friendly credentials of lyocell, which is a regenerated pure cellulose fibre, with the properties of seaweed. (All of the nutrients, none of the smell)

The seaweed is sustainably sourced once every 4 years, and it's cut at a height that allows the plant to regenerate. This ensures that the plant isn't permanently damaged and by pruning the seaweed, we encourage the plant to sprout more.

Items include:

Handmade crocheted face wipes


They are puffy, super absorbent and soft.

They are effective at removing dirt and oil in just seconds with water or your favourite cleanser.

& Best of all, they can be reused over and over again.

What will this crowdfunder achieve?:

In the bigger picture, these crocheted face wipes will save countless wet wipes from going to landfill after a single use. Effectively saving our planet from plastic. (Yay!)

Or it will prevent wet wipes from going into the sea - Data from 2017's Great British Beach Clean showed a 94% rise in the number of wet wipes found on UK beaches compared with their previous survey.

Marine Conservation Society Beachwatch surveys found on average 30 wet wipes per 100m of beach.

I think facial wet wipes are an avoidable plastic waste/source of micro-plastic in our oceans and I want to create an alternative.

In the smaller picture, you're going to help a stay at home mum launch her first ever business, doing something that she loves - crochet! (Double Yay!)

The money will be spent on buying SeaCellTM yarn, and crochet hooks.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Get your hands on it first!

As a thank you for being an early backer of my business, I'll send out a set of 7 facewipes. One for every day of the week

Let's make 'facewipes made using sustainable seaweed yarn' happen

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