In Goblet of Fire, Dobby proudly tells Harry that he is buying wool with his wages and, given what we know about him, we solemnly swear that he would only choose yarn that protects the rights and freedoms of all beings.
When we hear “vegan” yarn, we instinctively think of anything that isn’t wool (which is made from the fleece of animals). However, when we look at the wider subject of sustainability, common wool substitutions such as acrylic and polyester can also leave much to be desired. Their production process requires fossil fuels, can be toxic to manufacturers, and the end product is also not as durable.
So, we’ve created a comprehensive guide of planet-friendly yarns that can be used to make long-lasting blankets, sweaters, bobble hats, and yes, you guessed it, socks!
Other Crafting Keepers
If you are looking to knit or crochet toys, or perhaps want to craft your own cushion, you are going to need stuffing! The vast majority of options out there are polyester. Yet with a bit of searching, you’ll find that there are magical alternatives.
Our personal favorites are the 100% recycled cotton filling by Hoooked (available here in the US) or recycled polyester filling that is made from old plastic bottles!
In terms of your Witchcrafting tools, this is another area where you can step up your sustainability gain! Switch up that plastic hook for a bamboo alternative or swap those dreary gray knitting needles for a shell-cottage ready beechwood set.
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Written by Sophie Harrison
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