February 23, 2010
Green Sheep Shop
Yarn made from soy,
seaweed and corn
Makes amazing green clothes
for you to adorn.
Lessen your impact on the environment by choosing sustainable materials for knitting and crocheting. Besides the usual suspects (hemp, organic cotton, and bamboo) there are several other eco-friendly yarns you can use these days, including the following:
- Soy Silk Yarn is a vegan's dream material, comprised entirely of soy protein. Soy protein is the natural byproduct when tofu is manufactured and has been described as easy to manipulate while knitting and comfortable to wear.
- Corn Yarn has flat strands and is made from corn fiber. It is both machine-washable and dryable, and is incredibly light-weight.
- Sea Silk Yarn has fine shimmery strands and is made with real silk as well as "Seacell®" (a combination of wood pulp fibers and seaweed). Moths are attracted to this material, so take care to protect your clothing by making natural mothballs.
Not only does Green Sheep Shop sell organic, sustainable, fair trade and recycled yarns for all of your projects, but they also carry bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks so that the tools you use are eco-friendly as well.
Fair trade handspun Recycled Silk Yarn is created by women in Nepal who spin together the colorful scraps of Indian saris - your purchase helps support the women and their children.