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.
I produce luxurious knitting wools in beautiful colours and from natural fibres. Although now retired from breeding alpacas in the Lake District, I still use my knowledge of alpaca fibre to make a variety of alpaca blend yarns. I love fleece and I’m fascinated by the different characteristics of British sheep – I select the finest, softest fibres for my yarns.
I sell the yarns at our shop, Woollen, in Frome, Somerset, on-line, over the phone and through selected yarn shops across the country.
Some of the yarns are also knitted into socks in the UK. The full range of alpaca and wool socks are available through our other brand Arbon Socks.