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our yarn is beautiful inside and out


follow the thread

Yarn is a vehicle for expression and always has a story to tell.

Sadly, many fibers tell a story about a textile industry woven together with human rights abuses, child labor, unfair trade practices, animal cruelty, and environmental damage.

At yarnthology we do things differently by carefully selecting yarn brands based on how they treat people, animals, and the environment.

less bad; more good

We select brands and let you sort our yarn by the people who are making positive changes in these areas:


Eco Friendly

Vegan

Cruelty Free

Made in the US

Ethically Traded

shop your values


Malabrigo

Malabrigo works to minimize their environmental impact by using solar power, reducing water usage, and using as few chemicals as possible.

Love Fest Fibers

Made from pure alpaca and recycled plastic. Each “bump” of ReLOVE rescues 10 plastic bottles from being landfilled, giving them a new life loved by you.

DGY: Hemp

Darn Good Yarn Hemp is made exclusively from plant fibers. It is also antimicrobial and a renewable resource!

BSA: Cotton

Blue Sky Alpacas line of 100% organic cotton is a fantastic vegan choice. Blue Sky Alpacas is committed to social responsibility at every level. BSA Cotton comes in a range of eco-friendly, low-impact dyes.

Cestari

Most Cestari wool is made from well loved sheep raised on their own farm. Cestari is also working on an invention that will make shearing sheep more humane.

Blue Sky Alpacas

Blue Sky Alpacas works with their suppliers in Peru and Bolivia to monitor and ensure humane conditions for the animals who provide these lovely fibers.

Loopy Mango

Loopy Mango sources their fine merino wool within the US and spins their oversized yarn at their own mill in Key Largo, Florida.

Mountain Top

Mountain Top Fibers is a small farm located in the mountains of North Carolina. They are working toward forming a co-op with other local artisans and opening a mill.

Manos Del Uruguay

Manos Del Uruguay is a full member of the World Fair Trade Organization and committed to giving economic, social and personal development opportunities to women in Uruguay's countryside.

Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn helps women in India and Nepal escape prostitution by paying a living wage and operating as a co-ops.

Malabrigo

Malabrigo works to minimize their environmental impact by using solar power, reducing water usage, and using as few chemicals as possible.

Cestari

Most Cestari wool is made from well loved sheep raised on their own farm. Cestari is also working on an invention that will make shearing sheep more humane.

Mountain Top

Mountain Top Fibers is a small farm located in the mountains of North Carolina. They are working toward forming a co-op with other local artisans and opening a mill.

DGY: Hemp

Darn Good Yarn Hemp is made exclusively from plant fibers. It is also antimicrobial and a renewable resource!

Manos Del Uruguay

Manos Del Uruguay is a full member of the World Fair Trade Organization and committed to giving economic, social and personal development opportunities to women in Uruguay's countryside.

Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn helps women in India and Nepal escape prostitution by paying a living wage and operating as a co-ops.

Loopy Mango

Loopy Mango sources their fine merino wool within the US and spins their oversized yarn at their own mill in Key Largo, Florida.

Blue Sky Alpacas

Blue Sky Alpacas works with their suppliers in Peru and Bolivia to monitor and ensure humane conditions for the animals who provide these lovely fibers.

Love Fest Fibers

Made from pure alpaca and recycled plastic. Each “bump” of ReLOVE rescues 10 plastic bottles from being landfilled, giving them a new life loved by you.

Malabrigo

Malabrigo works to minimize their environmental impact by using solar power, reducing water usage, and using as few chemicals as possible.

Loopy Mango

Loopy Mango sources their fine merino wool within the US and spins their oversized yarn at their own mill in Key Largo, Florida.

Manos Del Uruguay

Manos Del Uruguay is a full member of the World Fair Trade Organization and committed to giving economic, social and personal development opportunities to women in Uruguay's countryside.

DGY: Hemp

Darn Good Yarn Hemp is made exclusively from plant fibers. It is also antimicrobial and a renewable resource!

Cestari

Most Cestari wool is made from well loved sheep raised on their own farm. Cestari is also working on an invention that will make shearing sheep more humane.

Blue Sky Alpacas

Blue Sky Alpacas works with their suppliers in Peru and Bolivia to monitor and ensure humane conditions for the animals who provide these lovely fibers.



be inspired

Free Pattern: Greta

Say "Hello!" to Greta! Greta is a lovable, squishable baby blanket made with Malabrigo’s Rios. Its reversible fan shaped lace motif framed with a seed-stitch border perfectly shows off Rios’ variegated colorways.

Free Pattern: Fiona

Fiona is a one skein scarf pattern that combines a mesh lace motif with a diagonal rib knitted on a bias to create lovely contrasting and intersecting lines.





Yarnthology is based in Asheville NC and we are committed to inspiring creativity, curating quality products, and being transparent about where and how our yarns are made so that you can shop according to your values.