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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
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cotton mercerised 2/16ne 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 want…
 cotton mercerised 3x2/16ne cotton mercerised 3x2/16ne
£4.00 - £40.00
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cotton mercerised 3x2/16ne 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/…
 cotton unmercerised organic 2/16ne cotton unmercerised organic 2/16ne
£8.25
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cotton unmercerised organic 2/16ne 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
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bio-nylon 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
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blue faced leicester 1/12ysw dyed 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
93 in stock
blue faced leicester 1/14ysw 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
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cotlin 8/2ne organic 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
95 in stock
cotton eco jeans 12/2nm 100% recycled 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
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cotton mercerised 10x2/16ne 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…
cotton organic 24/5ne cotton organic 24/5ne
£0.04 - £6.00
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cotton organic 24/5ne 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
52 in stock
cotton recycled 16/2nm 95% 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
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cotton unmercerised 10/2ne 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…

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