Thank you for the comments though to
So, first knitted item of the year is completed! Okay, so I cast them on in 2008, but still, I think that the (Mostly) No Purl Monkeys count as my first FO of the year. I’m wearing them right now! They’re lovely and comfy, though they still smell a little of Kool-Aid which is disturbing (and I might end up with pink feet…)
A long time ago I mentioned that 2009 is the Year Of Natural Fibres!
In honour of this, here are some links to some natural fibre clothing companies here in the UK:
- Howies - they have loads of cotton and merino garments, all ethically sourced and made as close to the UK as they can. They’re not cheap, but there is a sale on.
- Seasalt Cornwall - again it’s all organic as well as ethical. A little cheaper than Howies, and also having a sale right now!
- No Sweat UK are sweatshop free as well as being fair-trade and (I think) organic
- Bam – bamboo clothing. Lovely and soft, bamboo has been around for years but now is showing its potential as a green clothing fibre.