- In stock: 120
Fair Trade; Made in Peru
DK – 8 ply
50gm skeins – approx 117 metres / 127 yards
3.75mm (US 5)
This yarn is made up in a super soft S twist with a finer organic cotton thread to form a thick and thin alternating texture.
Exquisitely soft, this yarn is plant and cochineal dip dyed, using ancestral recipes from the Andes; on Organic Fair Trade Peruvian long staple Pima cotton. The resulting yarn is colour fast to light and water.
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Native cotton production is entirely traditional and sustainably grown by rural Artisan and Indian farmers in small farmyard plots. Harvesting is done exclusively by hand, ensuring a carefully selected, clean and untangled fibre. It is manufactured in socially responsible facilities in small batches, certified Organic and Fair Trade by SKAL/Control Union who carries out annual inspections. Further reading on the History of Organic Cotton
Wild Crafted Botanicals: Molle, Huito, Nogal & a bit of Cochineal to balance out the gray in the Huito.
Metal Salt Mordant: Alum
More detailed information on the dyes can be found here:
Andean Mist Botanical Dyes
A sincere thanks to Ecobutterfly for sharing their knowledge.
Hand or machine wash warm or cold, rinse cool.
Dry flat or gently tumble to almost dry and finish flat.
NOTE: Allow approx. 10-15% shrinkage in length for tumble-drying.
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