Published on March 19th, 2009 | by Kelly Rand1
Yearn Worthy Yarn: Treliske (NZ)
Meaning “a place of trees,” Treliske is a 3000 acre organic farm, certified by the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council since 1986. Farmed by the Aitchison family for 3 generations, Treliske grazes Merino, Crossbred and coloured sheep flocks and principally produces high quality certified organic wool, on the South Island of New Zealand.
The Treliske merino wool range includes organic babywear, baby blankets, knitwear and knitting wool yarns which free from harmful chemicals. It is natural, undyed and unbleached and is grown and manufactured without the 8,000 chemicals found in the textile industry.
Treliske is available in varying weights from two to eight ply yarn and comes in natural colors such as Brown Tweed, Donkey, Marble, Silver and Cream. And for a limited time you can scoop up Rich Dark Brown, which is rarely available.
The farm is committed to environmental sustainability in the long term, as evidenced by their organic certification for over 20 years. You can read more about their organic practices and other knit products on their website.