In January, our community planted 602 trees and saved a total of 10,171 pounds of fiber and textiles from landfills all around the world!
To put it in perspective, 10,000 pounds is the weight of two adult rhinos or seven adult cows. Without our community, all of that fabric would have been left to rot in landfills. With the support of our community behind them, our incredible artisans turned these recycled materials into the skirts, yarn, and clothes that we share with our community!
Trees.org x Darn Good Yarn
Did you know that for every item purchased from our Be Darn Good Collection, we work with Trees.org to plant a tree? It's true! Since we started working with Trees.org in 2020, we have planted over 26,000 trees. This year, we're on track to surpass a total of 30,000 trees planted!
For January, we were able to plant 602 trees - a great start for the new year. With the average tree producing over 200 pounds of oxygen each year, these trees will be adding 120,400 pounds of oxygen each year!
Yarn that's Good for the Earth
The most popular yarn in January was our stunning Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn!
The purchases of this yarn alone has saved 40 pounds of fiber from becoming waste. Fiber artists have used this yarn to make stunning pieces of art that have inspired our community! Check out what Jess | @crochetedjess created with her stash of the Lilac Springs Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn.
Yarn Of The Month® Club
If you're a part of our Yarn of the Month® community, you helped save 360 pounds of fiber! Every subscriber is vital to the livelihood of our artisans who work hard every month to create the yarn that appears at your door every month!
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! Each month our club grows means that we can employ more artisans.
The People Behind Our Progress
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. The artisans are the backbone of our community, without them we would have nothing!
We focused on our artisans Gurusiddappa and Sabreen this month! Our community has come together to help both of these artisans have what they need to not only live, but to live better lives.