A little bit about WombleKnits
WombleKnits is all about combining a love of knitting and working with wool with a passion for trying to help people live a more sustainable life.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND HERE?
I like making things that are useful, colourful, and kind to the earth, so the items you'll find in my shop are mostly very practical but also make great gifts. Things like mesh shopping bags and tote bags, soap saver sacks and washcloths, water bottle slings, wool nappy soakers, as well as some items that aren't as innately useful but just as eco-friendly, such as decorative letters made from wool, gifts such as pompom keyrings and hair clips (made from tiny ends of wool) and all-wool Christmas stockings.
I love colour, too, so you'll find a lot of bright and rainbow-coloured items alongside the perhaps slightly more earth-friendly undyed, unbleached yarns, or recycled denims.
WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM?
As well as trying to use up materials I already have, or which have already been used once already, I am always on the look-out for more eco-friendly yarns to knit with. I still have a few products in my store that are knitted from man-made yarns (from my stash, which I tried to use on items that won't get washed often, reducing the impact of fibres shed into the water system, but nowadays I only knit with natural, biodegradable yarns.
Wool sometimes gets a bad rap, especially with the rising trend towards veganism, but it really is a wonderful material – naturally insulating and water-resistant, and I try to source wool from animals who are well-treated and happy (and naturally grazed, helping improve the soil). Cotton is biodegradable but can use an awful lot of water, so I try to source organic cotton where possible which uses less water as well as no chemicals, or alternatives such as hemp and linen. I also try to source yarns which have been dyed naturally or not at all, or using fewer chemicals and resources, and of course there are also more and more recycled yarns available too. I'm trying them all!
COME AND TAKE A LOOK!
Whatever you buy from WombleKnits, you'll reap the benefits of the effort that's gone into sourcing the best, most environmentally friendly materials for it, and the time and skill that's gone into creating it for you.
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