Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | June Edition - Darn Good Yarn

Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | June Edition

Written by Kate Curry

Happy summer!! We hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun while you’re out crafting! :) 

Thanks to this amazing community of crafters and fashion-lovers, we have been able to salvage 9,122 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 9,122 pounds! 

  • Eight grizzly bears
  • 55 beer kegs
  • 85 octopi
  • 6,500 basketballs
  • 1860 adult ring-tailed lemurs 

Totals for 2022

  • No. of trees planted: 4,359
  • Pounds of waste material saved:  62,566!!! More than halfway to 100,000! 

A young Indian woman with her dark hair pulled back is wearing a black shawl over her red sari and a pair of rubber gloves. She's standing at the yarn dyeing table with a bottle of dye in her hand.

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

June’s Most Popular Yarn

The most popular yarn for June is our glorious Sparkle Worsted Weight Silk Yarn in Classic Blue! Thanks to everyone that purchased this yarn, over 30 pounds of reclaimed fiber was saved!

An eagles-eye view of a cake of sparkling classic blue yarn

Lookin’ Good & Doin’ Good!

Our most popular clothing item for June is our Reversible + Eco-Friendly Sari Wrap Skirt // (14-32) / Maxi! Thanks to these skirts and the gorgeous people that wear them, 950 pounds of reclaimed fabric has been transformed from trash into treasures by our artisans! 

A gorgeous Black woman is leaning against a cement brick wall, wearing a bright blue mini skirt, a navy blue crop top, and a white and pink hair wrap in her short, dark hair.

Yarn Of The Month® Club

In June, our fabulous Yarn of the Month community helped us save 369 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! 

An unwound skein of vibrant peacock: a green, pink, purple, and vibrant blue yarn.

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! June’s theme was sunshine and for July, you’ll be getting some gorgeous spots and stripes for our 4th of July fans

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By joining our Skirt of the Month subscription, you’re supporting hundreds of artisans in India. Whether they’re tearing and cutting fabric, sewing, or packaging skirts - your monthly subscription keeps them safe with sustainable, fair, and dignified employment. For June, our astounding SOTM community helped save 144 pounds of reclaimed sari fabric!

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.