Organic Fair Trade Cotton Love DK Yarn - Bower Bird Blue
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Our Cotton Love yarn is certified organic, made according to fair trade principles, dyed using low impact dyes and is as soft as a cotton cloud. It ticks all the boxes. It is cool, soft and slightly shiny, perfect for the whole family, including the littlest members. It also comes with quite a story.
The long-staple Tanguis cotton is grown in the highlands of Peru, hand picked and farmed using organic farming methods. The opportunity to grow crops such as cotton allows them to continue to make a positive impact in the community.
The skilled artisans that create Cotton Love are often women from impoverished areas of Peru. They are paid a fair living wage and given good working conditions for their labour. The workload is often distributed to be close to the workers’ homes, helping to save them up to a five hour round trip to work each day, allowing them to better care for their families. Botanical or low impact dyes are used, according to ancient Peruvian traditions and techniques, conserving Peru’s national textile heritage. Yarns are then dried using sun and wind, to continue to reduce their environmental impact. The entire production process and the finished yarn is GOTS certified, which means it meets their strict social and organic environmental standards, every step of the way.
Available in 10 vibrant colours.
145 metres approximately
Weight 8 ply / DK
Knitting gauge for 10 cm square: 14-21 stitches / 18-26 rows