I have made several toys using acrylic felt and I think the variety and options available in felt is beautiful. Recently I have been more conscious of my impact on the environment and I was wondering if anyone has tried doing "typical felt crafts" (quiet books, toys, fridge magnets etc) with any other material? The reason I like acrylic felt is mainly due to the vibrant colors and the stiffness of the material. Ecofelt is plastic that has been recycled so I don't want to use that for toys for children and I don't want to use wool either (allergies). Is there any material like cotton (plant based) that can be a replacement for felt? Thank you!

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There is cotton felt, there is hemp felt. Pretty much anything that has fibres (plants including) could be turned into felt. If you can't find it in the desired colours you can always dye it.

  • Thank you so much! I never realized there were plant based options in felt materials. This is great to know.
    – nnair900
    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:59

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