We’ve been noticing that lots of people have been asking for organic or ‘eco’ yarns lately, so I thought it would be neat to show some of the options that we have. This is a very very tricky topic because so far we have no industry standard for what “eco” or “organic” really means! In some cases it refers to the base yarn (typically organic cotton is the most common, as it’s tougher to guarantee organic wool), and in some cases it refers to simply undyed yarn. Or both. Or in some worrying cases of misleading branding, neither. I’ve included what I hope to be a good cross section below. Let us know if you have any favourite organic or eco yarns!
In this photo, Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton Naturally Dyed DK and 4ply, and Rowan Purelife Revive (made from recycled fibres).