Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | August 2022 - Darn Good Yarn

Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | August 2022

Written by Kate Curry

I thought the heat was supposed to be over! Thankfully, I'm surrounded by a bunch of cool clothes that I can change into at any time! Thank the crafting gods for that!

I also want to thank our amazing community! Last month, our incredible global community came together to save 11,069 pounds of textiles, fiber, paper, plastic, and wood!

To put all of that saved recycled material into perspective, here are some examples that weigh 11,069 pounds!
  • 16 California sea lions 
  • 2 whole great white sharks
  • 2,459 average textbooks 
  • 36,896 funko pops 
  • 316 single person kayaks 

Totals for 2022

  • No. of trees planted: 5,278
  • Pounds of waste material saved:  84,602.03

A thumb and a finger adjust a tan tassel that is attached to a red and light orange sari

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! 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 588 trees!! One step closer to our 2022 goal!

August's Most Popular Yarn

When I was truffle piggin' through last month's report, I was excited to see what the most popular yarn would be. Would it be a fan favorite like our Sparkle Worsted Weight Silk Yarn in Classic Blue! or a new product, like our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles.

Much to my surprise, our most popular yarn for August was: Mystery Skein of Yarn!

In front of a blossoming pink cherry tree, a hand holds up three multicolored cakes of handmade sari silk yarn.

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. Thanks to everyone who yearned for a little mystery, 30 pounds of reclaimed fiber has been saved! 

Lookin’ Good & Doin’ Good!

A gorgeous redheaded woman is standing in a wooded field, wearing a tan and orange maxi dress

A new piece of fabric is on the scene and ya’ll have been loving it! Our brand new peacock maxi dresses are fluttery, free, and made of unique and recycled sari materials. Our community loved them so much that our goddess size sold out in a matter of weeks! Thanks to everyone who purchased one of these dresses, 156 pounds of recycled fabric now has new life!

Yarn Of The Month® Club

An upclose look at our rising phoenix worsted weight sparkle yarn, which is a gorgeous fiery mix of red and orange.

In August, our fabulous Yarn of the Month community helped us save 353  pounds of fiber thanks to their subscription! 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

Two people standing back to back, wearing sari wrap skirts outside on a garden walkway.

The skirt of the month club is the new hottest club to be in! With a wave of new members, we have been able to save 6,436 pounds of reclaimed and recycled sari fabric thanks to the club alone! If we keep growing, we will be able to hire more artisans in no time!

Join the club here!

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 woman wearing sunglasses and a rainbow colored shirt is posing in front of a painted concrete wall.
A stunning top made by Julia!
Against a mustard yellow wall, a mannequin is wearing a lacy shawl made of  tan, black, and rainbow yarn
Nai Nai is killing it with these shawls!
Worsted weight yarn that is blue, teal, and yellow being worked up on a gorgeous wooden loom.
Katie's loom skirts are top notch!
On a white counter top, a wooden yarn butler is holding two skeins of watercolors worsted weight silk yarn. On the counter is a triangle crocheted out of the rainbow watercolors yarn.
A gorgeous rainbow by Kym!

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.