Written by Kate Curry
In February, our amazing community planted 826 trees and saved a total of 10,147 pounds of material from landfills! Thousands of pounds of fiber, wood, and textiles have been saved from rotting away for decades - and have been turned into the crafting and clothing products that we love!
To put that number into perspective, here are some things that weigh 10,000 pounds:
- 7 adult moose
- 40 refrigerators
- 10 hot tubs
Totals for 2022
- No. of trees planted: 1,428
- Pounds of waste material saved: 20,318
Trees.org x Darn Good Yarn
With the goal of exceeding last years plantings (30,000 trees!), we have a long way to go. Last month, thanks to the support of our community, we were able to plant 826 trees. That makes 1,428 trees planted in 2022!
Yarn that's Good for the Earth
The most popular yarn for February, is again our gorgeous Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn!
Last month's purchases of this yarn saved over 55 pounds of fiber from becoming waste. Two members of our Yarn of The Month Facebook group shared gorgeous creations they made with the twist sport yarn!
Lookin' Good and Doin' Good!
Our Zaria Wrap Dress was one of our most popular clothing items in February. These dresses are hand sewn out of reclaimed sari material, just like our famous Sari Wrap Skirts. The sales of these dresses alone have saved 460 pounds of reclaimed sari material.
If you're not a crafter (no judgements) we have a Facebook group for our fashion-lovers! We love to see people's Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) and people getting inspired by and supporting each other!
Yarn Of The Month® Club
Our fantastic Yarn of the Month® community helped save 425 pounds of fiber last month! We've had a bunch of new people joining the club, which means soon we will be able to employ more artisans. For every 1,000 new subscribers to our Yarn of the Month Club, we can employ 1 artisan for an entire year. Consider subscribing or gifting a subscription to someone in your life! Every month our club grows means more employment opportunities for our artisans.
Every delivery comes with one skein of premium recycled or reclaimed yarn that our artisans handmake. That means that this subscription is great for the planet - and for people too!
Made This Month
The most important part of Darn Good Yarn is the people in our community. That includes our artisans, our employees, our creators, and our customers. We're lucky to be a part of this creative community, and we'd like to share some of their creativity with you!
Do you want to see your work in next month's blog? Tag your beautiful posts with #darngoodyarn on Facebook and Instagram and you just might hear from us! 😘
Until next month, happy crafting!