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
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 331 trees!! One step closer to our 2022 goal!
April's Most Popular Yarn
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!
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
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
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!