Animal Ingredients to Avoid
Wool is probably the most common animal product you’ll find when you’re shopping for knitting supplies, but here are some other ingredients you may encounter that come from animals:
- Silk: comes from a worm
- Chitin: Made from crustaceans
- Merino: another name for sheep’s wool
- Alpaca or cashmere: made from mammal fur
- Bone: You can find knit and crochet needles made from bone. Opt for wood or metal instead.
This is not a comprehensive list, and I’d love to hear your suggestions, if you have anything to add. Vegan fiber artists, speak up! Did I miss any sneaky animal products that a vegan would want to avoid? Share away in the comments!
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