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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Flora Fibres

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Flora Fibres Yarn specialises in hand spun yarns and spinning fibres, which all come from plants. I use a range of 12 different plant fibres, many of which are not spun commercially, and create yarns in all weights from lace to super bulky.
They are all botanically dyed in small batches, as much as possible using the dye plants which grow in the countryside near my home, so each skein contains a little piece of the Scottish countryside. Great care is taken to minimise the environmental impact of the dyeing, from responsible foraging to the careful disposal of the waste.
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