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

Summary:
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 [...]
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Vegan Yarn

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We are the world's first ethical vegan yarn brand. We hand dye our yarn and fibre in-house in small batches using sustainable and regenerative methods and choose our supplies mindfully.
As much as possible, we work with mills and suppliers that share our views that living beings, and the planet should come first.
We have twelve lines of hand dyed yarn from laceweight to super bulky, with fibres like organic, fair trade cotton, Tencel (lyocell), linen [...]
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422 Fader St, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada V3L 3T1
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Town End Alpaca Yarns – Luxury British Knitting Wools

Summary: We produce luxuriously soft and colourful alpaca and British wool knitting yarns.  Our pure, natural Alpaca yarns are spun in the UK from British alpaca fleeces which we carefully sort and blend on our farm in the Lake District. We buy Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland wool from local farmers, paying them a fair price for their fleeces.  We blend the wool with UK alpaca fleece and have the fibres spun and dyed in the UK. We also produce a custom blend of [...]
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Town End, Crosthwaite, United Kingdom LA8 8JL
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Phone: 07500 778569