October 2022 | Sustainable Crafting and Fashion Monthly Report - Darn Good Yarn

October 2022 | Sustainable Crafting and Fashion Monthly Report

Written by Kate Curry

Happy Fall Y’all! We’ve got our knitted sweaters on here at DGY and we hope you have all your cozy clothing ready for the autumn chill. We’ve already started working on our holiday gifts for our loved ones, and we hope you are, too! 

Last month, thanks to you and the rest of our amazing community, we’ve been able to save 8,474 pounds of textiles, fiber, paper, plastic, and wood from going into landfills all around the world. To put the amount in perspective for you, here are some examples that weight that much: 

  • Two whole cars!
  • 400 weiner dogs 
  • 6,000 basketballs 
  • 1,789 blueberry muffins 
  • 335 giant otters

Totals for 2022

  • No. of trees planted: 6,766
  • Pounds of waste material saved: 102,215.98

Trees.Org x Darn Good Yarn

Every purchase from our Be Darn Good Collection, gives back to the global community. For each purchase from this collection, a tree is planted by our friends over at trees.org! For 2022 we hope to plant 30,000 trees this year all around the world to help our global siblings. With each tree planted there is hope for the future -more food, more farms, more wildlife, and more jobs! 

Thanks to our community, last month we were able to plant 698 trees!! One step closer to our 2022 goal!

October’s Most Popular Yarn

Three times a charm for our Mystery Skein of Yarn! For the third month in a row, our mystery yarn has steamed ahead of the competition to be the most popular yarn of the month for October! Our mystery skein of yarn is just that - a total mystery! For a discounted price, you will receive a skein of our premium handmade yarn. This could be any weight or colorway you've seen on our site.

2 recycled sari silk bags filled with assorted yarn in front of a white background with greenery around.

Thanks to everyone who yearned for a little mystery, we were able to have 56 pounds of fiber!

Lookin’ Good & Doin’ Good!

For October, the most popular clothing item was our The Charlotte Chic Sari Short Robes!

A woman with brunette hair is standing in a park wearing a brown charlotte chic

These robes are perfect for lounging, sleeping, or layering with your favorite jeans! Made out of the same material as our famous sari wrap skirts, these robes are silky soft and totally unique! Thanks to everyone who is now rocking their robe, we have been able to save 163 pounds of fiber from the landfill! 

Yarn Of The Month® Club

In October, our fabulous Yarn of the Month community helped us save 338 pounds of fiber thanks to their subscription!

An Indian woman wearing a black face mask an a purple sari is sitting at a spinning wheel, spinning some purple ribbon yarn.

With each person that subscribes, we are able to protect the employment of our incredible artisans that you can meet HERE!!. For every 1,000 subscribers, our club can support one artisan for an entire year! 

Skirt Of The Month® Club

Who’s our best dressed club - the skirt club, no duh! These gorgeous gals and pals have helped us save 591 pounds of reclaimed and recycled materials from the landfill!

Made This Month

We look forward to seeing what people create with our yarn every month! We’re so excited to share some of those amazing pieces of art with you! These pictures come from our Instagram, but as well as our private facebook groups. If you want to join our groups, scroll down!! 

A person is sitting crisscross on the floor, the square they crocheted being used as a coaster for their coffee.
What a shot!
A pair of mittens and a headband made of matching orange, purple, and dark grey worsted weight yarn.
I love @craftysilentlamb_2 's matching mitten and headband set!'
An image of a naked woman and snakes made out of punch yarn
@Psychedelicthreads is at it again!!! Those colors are astounding!
A strip of white crocheted yarn is underneath an orange-clay colored plant pot.
Sarah's crochet is killing it!

Join Our Private Facebook Groups

Join one (or all!) of our amazing facebook groups

A purple button with a QR code that if clicked or scanned will bring you to the DGY- Sari Wrap Skirt Facebook Group
A teal button with a QR code that if clicked or scanned will bring you to the DGY- Official Darn Good Yarn of the Month Club Facebook Group
A pink button with a QR code that if clicked or scanned will bring you to the DGY- Crafting Enthusiasts Facebook Group

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.