WoolMatters

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Crofthoose Hat           by Ella Gordon


Click here to buy Organic Native Shetland Wool in Natural colours 

- colourway 2

for your Crofthoose Hat


for your free Crofthoose Hat pattern go to 

http://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/free-knitting-pattern/



Organic Native Shetland Wool


Genuine organic Shetland wool is one of the most exclusive wool products being launched onto the textile market. 

Only a native Shetland sheep could produce wool which handles so softly and yet retains its insulating properties.


Why Shetland wool?


The rugged Shetland climate has ensured the hardy Shetland breed have wool capable of keeping them warm against the arctic wind and yet cool on a warm day which in Shetland can all happen within the same week.


Organic Standards and absolute purity


Only certain local farms which produce to the high standard set by an Organic Certifying Authority can produce the wool. Organic is more than just a quality, it is also about supporting local hand craft skills.

The wool is spun into yarn using only natural techniques and using absolutely no chemicals, the consumer can be assured of perfectly pure wool.


The Yarn


The natural colours are achieved without any dying and along with the chemical free spinning processes you can be assured of a product that will not cause allergies or any health reactions.

These processes also allow the yarn to retain the lanolin, the natural protective wax in wool. Organic Shetland wool is an ideal product, especially for baby garments or knitwear as it is beautifully soft against the skin.


So why not browse the following pages and see what ShetlandOrganics has to offer...

Soil Association Certiciation Ltd

Certified Organic Licence Nr DK17457

Global Organic Textile Standard

Organic textiles

Organic clothes and textiles have become increasingly popular in the last decade. If you're seeking environmentally friendly clothing, then choose organic clothing - textiles are certified as organic it means that both the production of the fibre on the farm, and the processing of this fibre into textiles has met organic standards and been checked at every step of the processing supply chain for social and environmental responsibility.


The Soil Association certifies to the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) – the international gold standard for organic textiles. The whole supply chain from field through manufacture to final product must be certified, and we check against environmental and social standards.


There are several reasons why organic textiles are kinder, cleaner and better:


  • Organic fibres are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms so promote a healthier farm and environment
  • We don’t allow harmful manufacturing chemicals in organic textile production, so its better for local wildlife, animals and people
  • Social conditions are high in organic textile factories, and organic cotton production can help farmers find a way out of poverty
  • Animal welfare is at the heart of organic systems, so is better for animals growing our fibres
  • Our organic textiles don’t contain allergenic, carcinogenic or toxic chemicals

reference:  Soil Association