Ethical Yarn Directory
What makes a ‘Real Good Yarn’? This ethical yarn directory has been compiled as a result of conversations with suppliers, recommendations and online research. It details yarn suppliers who take extra steps to care for animals, people and the environment. I don’t audit the suppliers and there’s no standard certification process. I suspect that as I learn more about the ethics of the world of wool and yarn that the listings will change. I certainly hope that a lot more suppliers of ‘real good’ yarn will be added.
I am currently offering a FREE Premium Listing to suppliers who are taking extra steps to care for their animals, the planet and/or the people involved in the production of their yarns. A Premium Listing allows for them to add their ‘real good’ credentials as well as photos to their listings
If you have any specific questions or want to find out more about a particular yarn then please contact the supplier directly. If you know of suppliers that I should add to the directory then please let me know.
I hope you enjoy your exploration of Real Good Yarns.
My herd of lovely Angora goats are re-homed by myself, all cheeky individuals who have needed new homes. A small flock of sheep graze alongside them. They all live out their lives naturally on our smallholding nestled in the wild & wonderful Welsh hills.
I shear the goats myself & prepare by hand the mohair & wool ready for processing, dyeing & crafting.
Here at Eco-stitch we have decided to concentrate on one beautiful natural fibre, linen from the flax plant. We source this vegan, eco-friendly yarn from just over the Channel, where flax is grown along the coastal areas between Normandy in France and Amsterdam in Holland. The world's best quality flax comes from this region, where the ideal climate means that it doesn't require any irrigation [...]
Emma’s Yarn is produced in Florida using only ethically and locally sourced fibres and wools, all of which are mulesing free. Emma’s is a family operated business with Emma herself at the helm. Her love of dyeing yarn started when she was 16 years old. Emma comes from a large family of knitters and weavers with a passion for colour.
Emma’s is now one of the most celebrated hand dyers in the USA.
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Our flock of 500 rare breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester sheep bring you genuine quality at an affordable price. This luxurious yarn from our high welfare, slaughter free flock has amazing strength, stitch definition and lustre. A truly genuine product made entirely in the UK and all profit is put back into the farm which allows us to continue to keep these wonderful sheep.