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Eco Friendly Yarn & Fibre

In this section we have gathered together yarns and fibres from across our ranges which have specific eco friendly credentials - eg produced in the UK, recycled content and/or organic and sustainable production certifications. Scroll to a product’s description to see which credential applies.

What do the letters mean?

GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard

OEKO-TEX ® certified - Tested for harmful substances, safe on the skin for adults and children.

 cotton mercerised 2/16ne cotton mercerised 2/16ne
£0.07 - £35.00
In stock
13,540 m/kg /6,720 yds/lb 24 wpcm / 60 wpi 25gms - 320m 100gms - 1,275m The resultant count is 8ne but if you are using metric count it will be 13.5nm 100% extra long staple gassed combed mercerised Egyptian cotton yarn OEKO certificated A soft, lustrous, mercerised cotton in a broad range of colours, and used by Anne Dixon in the Handweaver’s Pattern Book. For anyone wanting to save on bobbin-win…
 cotton mercerised 3x2/16ne cotton mercerised 3x2/16ne
£4.00 - £40.00
In stock
4,400 m/kg / 2,180 yds/lb 12 wpc / 30 wpi 25gms - 105m 100gms - 440m The resultant count is 2.6ne but if you are using metric count it will be 4.4nm 100% extra long staple gassed combed mercerised Egyptian cotton yarn OEKO certificated Used by Anne Dixon in the Handweaver’s Pattern Book, this is a soft, lustrous, mercerised cotton, which is three times as thick as our 2/16 mercerised cotton. It co…
 cotton unmercerised organic 2/16ne cotton unmercerised organic 2/16ne
£8.25
In stock
13,540 m/kg / 6,720 yds/lb 22wpc / 60wpi mini cones 100gms - 1,350m The resultant count is 8ne but if you are using metric count is will be 13.5nm A very high quality unmercerised cotton, certified organic according to the GOTS standard (Global Organic Textile Standard)
bio-nylon bio-nylon
£0.03 - £3.50
In stock
A fibre which is designed to decompose quickly in landfill at the end of its life cycle with Amni Soul Eco® technology OEKO-TEX certified Suitable for Vegans
blue faced leicester 1/12ysw dyed blue faced leicester 1/12ysw dyed
£0.12 - £14.00
In stock
6,200m/kg / 3,072yds/lb 11wpcm/ 28wpi 25gms - 130m 100gms - 580m The metric resultant count is 6.2nm. This yarn is sourced from british herds in Yorkshire and Cumbria, spun in West Yorkshire and dyed in Scotland.
blue faced leicester 1/14ysw blue faced leicester 1/14ysw
£5.50 - £15.50
In stock
7,200m/kg / 3,580yds/lb 12wpcm/ 32wpi 25gms - 165m 100gms - 773m The metric resultant count is 7.2nm This yarn is sourced from british herds in Yorkshire and Cumbria, spun in West Yorkshire and dyed in Scotland.
cotlin 8/2ne organic cotlin 8/2ne organic
£0.08 - £10.50
In stock
GOTS 60% cotton/40% linen 6,770m/kg / 3,360yds/lb 15wpcm/38wpi 25gms - 150m 100gms - 700m The resultant count for this yarn is 4ne. The equivalent metric resultant count for this yarn would be 6.8nm
cotton eco jeans 12/2nm 100% recycled cotton eco jeans 12/2nm 100% recycled
£0.07 - £9.50
In stock
6,000m/kg / 2,720yds/lb 11wpcm / 28wpi 25gms - 130m 100gms - 570m 100% recycled (48% cotton / 47% polyester / 5% other). Worn jeans, jackets and other articles of denim fabric are recycled along with used recycled plastic bottles to produce this eco friendly yarn.
cotton mercerised 10x2/16ne cotton mercerised 10x2/16ne
£4.25 - £11.00
In stock
100% extra long staple gassed combed mercerised Egyptian cotton yarn OEKO certificated 1,355m/kg / 672yds/lb 8 wpcm / 19 wpi 25gms - 24m 100gms - 115m This yarn is made up of 10 threads of 2/16ne yarn twisted up again. The resultant count for this yarn is therefore 0.8ne. (1.35nm in metric count) We suggest 3-4 epcm / 8-9 epi Rigid heddle weavers may like to use a 10dpi reed
cotton organic 24/5ne cotton organic 24/5ne
£0.04 - £6.00
In stock
The count of this combed and GOTS certified cotton may sound unfamiliar with its construction of 5 strands, but its resultant count is 4.5ne which is very close to the resutant count (5ne) of the more familiar 10/2ne cotton 16-17wpcm/42wpi 8,120m/kg / 4,030yds/lb 25g   - 170 metres 100g - 760 metres The metric resultant count is 8.1nm.
cotton recycled 16/2nm 95% cotton recycled 16/2nm 95%
£4.75 - £13.00
53 in stock
95% recycled cotton/ 5% other fibres 8,000m/kg / 3,960yds/lb 14wpcm / 35wpi 25gms - 190m 100gms - 780m The metric resultant count is 8nm. Recycled denim is shredded and respun into this ecological yarn. The yarn retains the original denim colour with no over dyeing.
cotton unmercerised 10/2ne cotton unmercerised 10/2ne
£4.75 - £13.50
In stock
10/2 ne 8,460 m/kg / 4,200 yds/lb 15 wpc / 38 wpi 25gms - 200m 100gms - 810m The metric resultant count is 8.5nm A range of high quality sustainably grown natural colour cotton yarns! The brown and green cottons are grown in New Mexico from varieties of cotton plants that produce naturally green or brown fibres. The white cotton is Cleaner Cotton™ grown in California by farmers enrolled in the Sus…
linen organic wet spun 16/2nel linen organic wet spun 16/2nel
£11.00
38 in stock
GOTS certification 4,830m/kg / 2,400yds/lb 14 wpcm / 35 wpi 100gm mini-cones - 550m The resultant count is 8 nel. If you are using the metric system resultant count is 4.8nm.
merino organic merino organic
£1.25 - £5.00
13 in stock
Merino wool which is from non mulsed sheep and also produced to GOTS certification
ojo manila hemp paper 1/6.6nm ojo manila hemp paper 1/6.6nm
£4.25
24 in stock
6,600m/kg / 3,274yds/lb 4wpcm / 10wpi 25gms - 150m Lightweight & resillient No fluff Mild to skin, soft to touch Strong water resistance, machine washable, quick drying Great dye permeability High moisturizing capacity Highly sustainable, environmentally friendy; biodegradeable & non toxic Sourced from abaca fibre, also known as manila hemp, from Ecuador. Compared to wood pulp, abaca fiber is long…
phoenix recycled cotton/polyester phoenix recycled cotton/polyester
£0.03 - £5.00
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50% recycled cotton (includes preconsumer waste) 50% polyester  (from recycled polyester bottles) Blended by mechanical not chemical process before being spun into yarn. Global Recycled standard Oeko-Tex Standard 28/6ne - the resultant count is 4.7ne which is close to the resultant count of 5ne for the more familiar 10/2ne cotton! 15-16wpcm/38-39wpi 79,000m/kg / 39,180yds/lb 25gms - 180m 100gms -…
recycled wool 4.5nm recycled wool 4.5nm
£0.05 - £4.50
57 in stock
This Yorkshire (UK) spun yarn is made from 80% repurposed woollen garments which previously would have ended up as landfill, but now they have been mechanically processed and mixed with reclaimed woollen goods to create subtle melange hues. 4,500m/kg / 2,230yds/lb 11 wpcm / 27 wpi 50gms - 205m The metric resultant count is 4.5nm.
sari silk fibre sari silk fibre
£1.75 - £6.50
6 in stock
mixed colours
sheepsoft 10/2nm sheepsoft 10/2nm
£0.08 - £6.00
In stock
A 100% wool yarn with low mileage - in fact just under 50 miles! worsted spun in Yorkshire (UK) the yarn's lovely silky feel is a result of blending wool from two British sheep breeds, Blue Face Leicester and Masham. A vigorous wash test of a yarn length showed promising signs of fulling nicely. 5,000m/kg / 2,480yds/lb 10.4 wpcm/ 26 wpi 50gms - 220m The metric resultant count is 5nm.
wool demeter 28/2nm 100% bio dynamic wool demeter 28/2nm 100% bio dynamic
£4.75 - £13.50
58 in stock
This is a Demeter wool which is Biodynamic Organic KbT certified by IMO, Germany 14,000m/kg / 6,940yds/lb 21 wpcm/52 wpi 25gms - 320m grey only 100gms - 1380m grey only 25gms - 350m off white/ black 100gms - 1,400m off white/ black The metric resultant count is 14nm.
wool demeter 48/2nm bio dynamic/organic wool demeter 48/2nm bio dynamic/organic
£4.75 - £13.50
17 in stock
This is a Demeter wool which is Biodynamic Organic KbT certified by IMO, Germany 100% merino wool natural 24,000m/kg / 11,900yds/lb 39 wpcm/ 98 wpi 25gms - 600m 100gms - 2,400m The metric resultant count is 24nm

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