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INTENTIONALLY SOURCED

We source only sustainably certified, natural and recycled yarns, guaranteeing that every fiber is 100% Fairtrade and truly eco-friendly.  Below is a list of those certifications we look for when we source our yarn. 

Cotton:  Organic cotton that is certified by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).  This means that no pesticides were used on the crops, ensuring that biodiversity and micronutrients are left in the soil, so future crops can continue to flourish. We also buy cotton that is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS), which means every step in the process is verified to be held to the highest standard of sustainability.  

Cashmere:  Certified cashmere through The Good Cashmere Standard, the Sustainable Fiber Alliance (SFA) and the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW). All three of these certifications ensure that our cashmere is good for the goats' welfare, the farmer’s trade, and the biodiversity of the land the goats are raised on.

Organic Silk: Thousands of moths are often boiled alive to harvest their silk. That's why we only buy Organic Peace Silk (Ahimsa Silk, or Non-Violent silk). Peace silk is gently harvested. The tree that they grow in is never treated by fungicides. The Silk worm is allowed time to fully metamorphosize and when the time is ready, the top of their cocoons are carefully removed, so the fully-matured moths can flutter away freely. Their silk cocoons can then be processed into ethical, beautiful, silky yarn. 

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