Recycled Silk yarn is undoubtedly the most unique yarn you will ever encounter. Silk thrums from India’s weaving mills are hand-spun by women’s cooperatives and cottage industries into gleaming silk skeins. Using their traditional skills they are able to create vibrant, textured yarn in an endless array of colour ways. Each Recycled Silk skein is hand-spun creating natural inconsistencies and a rather scrappy nature; to make any project, no matter how simple in design, instantly charming and unique.
We produce the finest yarns available, direct from Nepal. The colours are vibrant and it is spun evenly. It is without a doubt the most lovely sari silk yarn available. If you compare yarns to vacations; then most yarns are a family road-trip or perhaps a luxury cruise. Hand-spun sari yarns are like a trek on foot through small villages, visiting the real lives of people along the way. Each skein is an adventure and you can expect to find little bits of Nepal in them.
One thing that sets this yarn apart from most others is the connection to women on the other side of the globe, living in a different world. Lots of time and care goes into each skein. The fibres are first sorted, then hand teased, and finally hand-spun on a charka or drop spindle. Once the yarn is spun it is turned in for payment. Another group of women prepare the skeins for sale.
We only purchase yarn from cooperatives that provide good wages to the people who spin and skein the yarns and we put a portion of our profits into helping purchase equipment or providing funds for educational programs.