Doncaster crafter is making reusable cloths to replace plastic filled disposable wipes

A former Doncaster libraries worker is bidding to help people switch to an eco lifestyle through environmentally friendly products such as reusable washcloths.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 9:38 am
Updated Thursday, 13th June 2019, 11:28 am
Jill Brooksbank.

Jill Brooksbank owner of Forever Enchanted Gifts, 44, from Askern has always had a passion for crafts but it wasn’t until recently that she began selling her work at the stall Art and Eco in the new Wool Market.

Jill is co-owner of the stall along side Niki Gaylor-Brookes, they set up the stall as they felt there was a lack of places in Doncaster to buy environmentally friendly products.

Re-usable cloths are a product which Jill decided to make due to customer demand.

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Re-useable clothes.

“People were asking for them when they came to the stall. They didn’t want to use disposable wipes which can be made up of 70 per cent plastic.”

“Mine are made from cotton and are biodegradable, plus these will last so much longer than the disposable kind,” she said.

The clothes come in a range of designs and styles including soap pouches and make up remover pads.

Jill makes artisan needle felt dolls and peg dolls as well as her reusable cloths.

Fairy peg dolls.

She makes all of her products at home, if your interested then you can check out her cloths and dolls on Facebook

“I’ve always done crafts since I was a kid, all things creative really I’m from quite an artistic family,” Jill said.

Jill often gets the inspiration for her designs from Pinterest and other artists who create similar products.

She said the Art and Eco philosophy is to sell products that are eco friendly or have been upcycled.

Needle felt dolls.

Jill makes sure that when she is making her dolls that she takes care to use recycled materials for the additional decorations such as flower pots and ornaments.

Needle felt boy on the moon.
Needle felt Mary Poppins.
Steam Punk needle felt doll.