Organic knitting yarns

With so many options out there, we help our DIY crafters and knitters narrow it down to organic and sustainable yarns. From organic merino to soy silk yarn and even recycled sari yarns, we have great options for knitting your next project.

Hemp Yarn

Hemp has none of the intoxicant properties of its cousin marijuana, and has traditionally been grown for utilitarian purposes such as making hemp twine, paper, cloth, and now soft knitting yarn!


The Hemptique collection is the preferred choice for any customer who desires high-end environmentally friendly hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, and other natural-fiber products. Their vast selection of hemp products includes apparel, accessories, cording, twine, webbing, yarn, fabrics, ropes and bakers twine that make our artisan inspired products the most premier quality earth-friendly goods on the market. As the leading trend-setter in the marketplace, we strive to bring their customers the most innovative natural fiber products on Earth.

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Envirotextiles in Glenwood Springs, CO, is a pioneer in the development of hemp and hemp blend textiles and are industry leaders in the efforts to improve corporate responsibility and transparency in manufacturing processes and labeling.

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Lanakits Hemp Yarn

Lanaknits Hemp for knitting has created the market of hemp and hemp-blend yarns – currently producing 7 different lines of yarn made with hemp.Lanaknits Hemp for Knitting, founded by Lana Hames, is located in Nelson, BC – the small arts capital of Canada.


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Soy Silk Yarn

SOYSILK® is an environmentally friendly fiber made from tofu manufacturing waste. Soy protein is liquefied and then extruded into long, continuous fibers that are then cut and processed like any other spinning fiber.  Petrochemical free, renewable, biodegradable, contains natural anti-bacterial agents, and has the same moisture absorption as cotton but with better moisture transmission.

Yarn Zone

YarnZone works with a few select manufacturers to create a buying program that allows us to offer you the best prices anywhere.

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Vegan Yarn

Heidi and Jeremy are the duo behind Vegan Yarn. Together they are the brains, brawn and pretentious genius behind Vegan Yarn. We hand dye yarn in their home studio, located in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

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Organic Marino Yarn

Merino Wool is a type of material that comes from the Merino Sheep and is renowned for its exceptional properties. Among these properties are its fantastic softness, shine and breathability. The fibres of Merino wool are softer, finer and more sensitive than many other fabrics.

Swans Island

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Josephines Yarns

Josephine Yarns was founded in 2014. They are a mother and daughter team equally passionate about the environment and about crafting.

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Recycled Fabrics Yarn

Darn Good Yarn

Their online yarn store is dedicated to supporting women’s economic empowerment, fair trade practices, and principles of environmental sustainability. Darn Good Yarn store offers dozens of other fibers, cloths and wholesale yarn through our online yarn store, allowing knitters access to these rare and special items. In doing so, they hope to encourage the joy of knitting, beautiful garments, and ethical consumerism.

Recycled Sari Silk

Recycled Sari Silk

Recycled Chiffon

Recycled Chiffon

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Mango Moon

At Mango Moon, we think knitting should be fun, and that we should try to leave the world a little better than we found it. We work with the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group and a spinners’ co-op in Indonesia to bring you yarns that are colorful and fun, and that help improve the lives of the artisans who spin it.


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Yarn Yarn

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 Yarn Yarn is an ethical online yarn shop based in the UK selling eco-friendly and recycled yarns handmade by women’s co-operatives in India from waste fabrics and fibres that would otherwise be destroyed and sent to landfill. Yarn Yarn was established by fibre artist Julie Colquitt (me) in 2008. It now involves my whole family and a few friendly helpers!

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DIY Yarns

Hare are some great ideas on how to make your own yarn from old clothes and fabrics!


Get the tutorial here

Get the tutorial here



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