Handmade Store: knitsilk
We're much more than a yarn store. We strive to be a place that celebrates the world of fiber arts. It is a place where knitters, crocheters and spinners can find refuge and inspiration.
At KNITSILK, it is of utmost importance that all our endeavours have an ethical and an eco-friendly ideology.
For our recycled yarns: Our yarns have been produced to our specifications where we work directly with the women's co-ops and families who make our yarns. Each yarn has been custom made for us depending on the availability of the raw materials used. These raw materials include recycled silk fibres and fabrics left over from sari manufacturing, organic khaki cotton, recycled banana fibres and organic peace silks. By selling these yarns we give directly back to these artisans. We want to create a sustainable cycle of employment and women's empowerment.
For our machine made yarns: The best quality silk cocoons is used to make our yarns. The waste that comes off from here, is either sold as silk waste or processed to our recycling units wherein recycled yarns and fibers are made. At every step, we try to ensure that there is no harm done to the environment and almost negligible waste goes into landfills. More »