Making better sock choices: How I think about yarn.

Now that we’ve talked about all the ways to evaluate a yarn for sustainability reasons and for our personal values, why we shouldn’t be horrible to other people who make different choices than we do, and the different things that make this a personal choice and not one size fits all… It’s time to take a little look at how I personally make choices as a way to look into how one person might balance different factors in making yarn choices for a better world!
This post is the culmination all of those previous ones. It’s my real life practice for how I really buy yarn and choose who I work with for my business… Exposed for you to see so you can get a good look at how I, a totally imperfect person just trying their best, am making decisions.

Choosing fibers that align with your values AND project

processes, but not life cycle assessments to show how a sustainable knitting life really would look like. This is a capitalist viewpoint and many times conversations about sustainability are steeped in racism, classism, and is generally exclusive. This is an attempt at giving a more well rounded overview into changing our knitting habits to be more sustainable.