Ethics, Environment and Sustainability
It is very important to me that Blue Fern Yarns supports the environment and sustainability. Therefore I try to do my best for both, I also re-use water where possible when I am dying yarn and also make sure all dyes are exhausted to ensure nothing is wasted.
I also want Blue Fern Yarns to be inclusive and ethically sound.
Everyone is welcome here.
It is important to me that I source all my materials from local, ethical, family run businesses.
I buy my yarn from an experienced family run company, who have strong links with farmers and mills which they visit. They sponsor Perunvian Highland children to attend school alongside supporting handspun and mini skein winding businesses for women in the mountain villages.
All yarn sold through Blue Fern Yarns is mulesing Free.
Superwash is a resin applied to the wool to help prevent shrinkage. I only use yarn from highly regulated treatment plants, therefore reducing its environmental impact.
This treatment will bio-degrade with the yarn in landfill.
All orders are carefully wrapped in 100% plastic free packaging, using coloured tissue paper which is acid free and recyclable.
All mailers are 100% recyclable, and made out of natural Kraft paper which is environmentally friendly, renewable and can be recycled several times.
I use Kraft tape to seal packages which is also acid free.