The fabric we sell is not "used" per se, but previously purchased. It is typically fabric that was either purchased and never used, or a sewist may have simply bought more than they needed. I'm sure sewists everywhere can relate to these situations, as our fabric stashes sometimes seem to breed uncontrollably. The Green Thimble provides a place to take those never-to-be-used fabrics without guilt. They get another chance to fulfill their destinies!
Sewing machines from 100 years ago are still out there, and they will likely outlive the ones being sold today. With that in mind, we are dedicated to keeping the old ones working and getting used for as long as possible (and not just as side tables because they are also just pretty). Using techniques such as moulding or 3D printing gears, and repairing older circuit boards, machines can live on beyond an "irreplaceable" part, deferring their end-of-life trip to the landfill.