I recently shared my wonderful experience working with yarn and a crochet kit from We Are Knitters. This company is an eco-minded business, and I asked them to share some of their thoughts on that with us. Here is that interview.
I’ve writtten in support of Trochet before. I just noticed that they have an Indiegogo fundraiser going on so I thought I’d share again.
A year or two ago it was fresh and new and cool to crochet with plastic bags. It’s still cool but it’s no longer the hot new things. Right now the cool way to recycle and save the earth with crochet is to crochet using bicycle tire tubes.
Earlier this year, I wrote up a post with ten ideas for eco-friendly crochet. Now that I’ve been reading the book AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher, I have even more ideas about earth-friendly, sustainable, globally-responsible crochet.
Earlier today I reviewed the book AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher. I’ve learned so much about different yarn types from this book. Here are some of the things that I’ve learned:
Today’s crochet quote on eco-friendly crochet comes from the introduction to the book AwareKnits: Knit & Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher by Vickie Howell and Adrienne Armstrong.
Do you want to be more responsible with your crochet, making sure that the stuff that you make and the way that you make it is eco-friendly? Here are ten great ideas for making more eco-friendly crochet items: Crochet for an eco-friendly cause. Put your hooks to work doing a crochet donation project for an eco-friendly cause. For example, many people donated plarn breasts to Something in the Water, a project designed to raise awareness about the devastating effects of polluted water on breast milk. Crocheting for hyperbolic crochet reef projects is another example. Check out all of the vegan yarn options. The majority of these are eco-friendly. They include corn silk yarn, recycled sari yarn and reclaimed yarn. Explore additional eco-friendly yarn options. For example, there is Alpaca/Llama Eco-Soft Yarn and organic merino yarn. If the yarn is processed using the Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Processing standards then it…