I think that when you buy something, you make a conscious choice to choose something unique that stands out, is ethically and ecologically produced and will not be thrown away after using it just a couple of times. This goes with everything: fashion, cosmetics, interior design etc.
Knitting is slow fashion: it's hand made and it takes time to prepare a knit. I love the values that go with slow movement, and I want to carry them also in my designs.
I find these things important in the yarns when I knit:
🧶 Quality is very important to me. When I spend my time on knitting, I want the finished product to last for a very long time and stay in shape. I want the yarn to feel luxurious and soft on my skin. There is no point in knitting something that itches and does not look and feel good. So I only knit with yarns that I feel are high in quality standards.
🧶 Ecological values are also on my top priority list when I choose yarns. I want my yarn to stand out for something more and represent ecological and slow life movement values. I like to choose yarns that are made from ecological materials. No plastic, always natural fibres.
🧶 Ethical values are equally important to me. I feel it is very important, that if the yarn is sourced from animals, the animals are well treated and taken care of. Also it is important, that all people in the production chain are well treated and get enough salary to make a living. We all want to make a living with our work, no?
I have used in all of my designs yarns that suit my values. With every design I have mentioned the yarn I have knitted the design with.
With cosmetics I prefer brands that carry ecological and ethical values. I love cosmetics that come in recyclable packaging and are made of natural, preferably organic ingredients. Those are the ones I love to represent in this blog!
Here are brands that I recommend for you wholeheartedly:
🌟 Nordic Yarn is a Finnish luxury yarn company that sells high quality yarns. I love their ecological values and I recommend their eco cashmere yarn, which is amazingly soft and it's made from 50 % recycled cashmere and 50 % virgin cashmere. Perfect for hats, scarfs, gloves and sweaters! Nordic Yarn is a family company and I know the owners personally so I really know how the business works. I have also designed the Bobber hat in their pattern collections! I give them 6/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟