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.

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Rhostono, Doldowlod, United Kingdom LD1 6HD
añañuca is an accredited fair trade business working directly with skilled spinners in Chile to produce a range of highly-textured homespun yarns for adventurous knitters and weavers. Chile has a long tradition of woolcraft, and the majority of the artisans that they work with continue to spin all of their wool on a drop spindle. Yarn is then dyed in small batches, in the home, using plants collected locally. This gives añañuca yarns a constantly changing colour palette - a reflection of the season and landscape in which the yarn is created. añañuca is also a specialist supplier of rustic art yarns for textile and fibre artists in a vibrant range of both plant- and acid-dye colours. añañuca is a supplier member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops & Suppliers).
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