Welcome to the world of ethical yarn!
As a keen knitter, novice crocheter and would-be weaver I became interested in the issues related to ethical yarn. With Real Good Yarns my aim is make it easy for other lovers of yarn to find ethical wool and yarn from suppliers who are taking the extra steps to ensure animal welfare, care for the planet and promote fair trade. I’m no longer actively adding to the directory or writing blogs. However, I hope that the information contained here is useful and of interest to you.
Happy knitting, crocheting & weaving!
Good Yarn Criteria
All suppliers on this website are confident that animal-produced yarns come from animals that have been well-treated. The 'animal-friendly' tag is for those suppliers who go the extra step to ensure the welfare of their animals, either by visiting the farms or by selling yarn produced by their own animals. This website is a mulesing-free zone.
Recycled yarns come in a number of forms from recycled sari silk to t-shirt material.