Yearn Worthy Yarn: Sirdar Eco Wool (U.K.)

Here’s another eco-friendly yarn option for those who use animal fibers: Eco Wool from Sirdar in the U.K.

Eco Wool comes in DK weight in 50 gram balls. It looks quite lovely and natural.

This yarn comes in five different and natural shades. Each skein is created by blending the natural colors of raw wool. No dyes or chemicals are used in the processing of this yarn.

I especially love the color Earth and Flint. What’s yours?

Written by Kelly Rand

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting.

Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.


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  1. it’s exciting that producers are starting to offer lower impact materials for us crafters but much of the pollution in the processing of wool comes from the pesticides which are applied directly to the sheep and in the chemicals used to process the wool prior to dying – i’m curious about the rest of the cycle if there is any more info- including the treatment and conditions the sheep of the sheep- thanks!

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