Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | July 2022 - Darn Good Yarn

Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | July 2022

Written by Kate Curry

Phew! I hope you’re enjoying the heat as much as we are here at DGY. It’s the perfect time to break out the lightweight yarn, short skirts, and sit outside while we relax. Well…as much as us at DGY relax that is. We’re always busy up to some type of mischief. 

Our community is always up to something, too: being awesome! In July, this community of artists, crafters, and fashion-lovers saved 10,967 pounds of textiles, fiber, paper, plastic, and wood from being sent to the landfills to rot! 

To put all of that saved recycled material into perspective, here are some examples that weigh 10,967 pounds!

  • 20 chubby pigs 
  • 10,967 guinea pigs 
  • 274 microwaves 
  • 87,736 pairs of jeans 
  • 21 alligators 

Totals for 2022

  • No. of trees planted: 4,690
  • Pounds of waste material saved:  73,533

Two smiling artisans in India are standing outside in the sun wearing colorful saris. In their arms, they are holding unwound skeins of black and rainbow silk yarn.

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

April's Most Popular Yarn

Three skeins of sparkle classic blue worsted weight yarn are piled like a pyramid on top of a chipping green table.

Coming in hot from June, the most popular yarn for July is AGAIN our glorious Sparkle Worsted Weight Silk Yarn in Classic Blue! Thanks to everyone that purchased this yarn, over 20 pounds of reclaimed fiber was saved!

Lookin’ Good & Doin’ Good!

A tanned woman with curly hair is standing outside a brick and concrete building. She's wearing a white tee-shirt, sandals, and a floral brown sari wrap skirt.

Our most popular clothing item for July is again our Reversible + Eco-Friendly Sari Wrap Skirt, but this time, it’s for our 8-20 / Tea size! Thanks to these stunning skirt wearers, 483 pounds of fabric were reclaimed and given new life by our talented artisans. 

Yarn Of The Month® Club

Looking down at a succulent. The succulent is in a small crochet basket that is made of hemp and blue silk yarn. The basket is resting on a soft wooden table.

In July, our fabulous Yarn of the Month community helped us save 378 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

A woman is standing in a grey alley, wearing a black top, black boots, a brown leather jacket, and a pastel orange sari wrap skirt.

If you’ve never heard of the Skirt of the Month club, you’re missing out on a ton of fashion fun! Every month, you’ll receive a skirt of your size and length preference in the colors of that month’s theme! Our amazing club has saved 532 pounds of sari skirts with their subscriptions!

Join Our Private 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.