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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wildwoven

Summary:
wildwoven started as añañuca, 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.
The aim with añañuca was to bring to the UK the very best of Chilean artisan design. Our ethos was simple – all of our products were hand made, and traded fairly, showing due respect for the skills of the artisan and their [...]
Address:
Rhostono, Doldowlod, United Kingdom LD1 6HD
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Whistlebare

Summary: Here at Whistlebare producing yarn is entirely a family affair. Every stage of the process is in our hands from selecting the livestock to labelling the last skein of yarn. When you buy natural yarn from Whistlebare you know that it has been produced with the utmost care; both for its quality and beauty, and its concern for animal welfare and environmental impact. On our small family farm in North Northumberland we keep pedigree flocks [...]
Address:
Bowsden, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, United Kingdom TD15 2TG
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Town End Alpaca Yarns – Luxury British Knitting Wools

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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, [...]
Address:
47 Vallis Way, Frome, United Kingdom BA11 3 BA
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Phone: 015395 68341
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