A group of Indian men, covered in multi-colored powders, pose for the camera during one of India's Holi celebrations of color!

Sustainable Crafting and Fashion | March Edition

Written by Kate Curry

March 2022

This March, thanks to our wonderful community, we have been able to plant 944 trees and save 12,765 pounds of material from landfills! These materials, textiles, fibers, paper, and wood, have been reclaimed by our artisans and created into the stunning clothing and crafting supplies that we all love! 

To put the sheer amount of material into perspective, here are some things that weigh 12,765 pounds! 

  • An african elephant
  • 14 horses
  • 5,500,000 jelly bean

Totals for 2022

  • No. of trees planted: 2,372
  • Pounds of waste material saved:  33,083

An Indian woman wearing a multicolor sari is standing, in her hands is a strand of golden ribbon yarn.
Thanks to awesome friends like you, our artisans are able to save thousands of pounds of fabric from their communal landfills!

Tree iconTrees.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,  to exceed last year's milestone, we hope to plant 30,000 trees this year with trees for the future. This amazing group works to plant trees in areas that have been affected by soil erosion and climate change. With each tree planted there is hope for the future -more food, more wildlife, and more jobs! 

In March, thanks to our community, we were able to plant 944 trees. That  makes a total of 2,372 trees for the year of 2022 so far! One step closer to our goal! 

March's Most Popular Yarn!

The most popular yarn this month - the three time reigning champion is our Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn!

With the purchases of this yarn in March, 442 pounds of fiber have been saved!

A few fingers is holding a cute little blue octopus amigurumi- made out of our twist lace yarn. To the right of the little octopus is a cake of the same blue twist yarn.
Facebook group member Jade's super cute little friend!

Lookin' Good and Doin' Good!

Our sari wrap skirt in the plus/XL size was the most popular clothing item in March! These skirts are hand sewn out of reclaimed saris and are one of a kind and reversible! Thanks to the sales of XL skirts, we have been able to save 3,123 pounds of sari material!

A gorgeous plus sized woman with curly brown hair, a white tank top, and a white-blue-green-and-gold sari wrap skirt is sitting on a stump.
Looking gorgeous in the sunshine!

If you're not a crafter (no judgements) we have a Facebook group for our fashion-lovers! We love to see people's Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) and people getting inspired by and supporting each other!

Yarn Of The Month® Club

The creative Yarn of the Month community helped save 409 pounds of fiber in March. With each person that subscribes, we are able to protect the employment of our incredible artisans like Sabeeha, Gurusiddappa, and Sabreen. For every 1,000 subscribers, our club can support one artisan for an entire year! 

Two Indian women, one wearing a lime green sari, the other wearing a yellow sari, are outside, hanging bright green yarn out to dry in the sun.
Artisans handmake all of our yarn - from spinning to shipping!
A 3-piece image. In the left image is a large swatch of our pink and green twist yarn. On the top right of the image is the yarn of the month insert and the skein of yarn. The bottom right image is of a hat made out of the same pink and green twist lace recycled yarn.
Betty is a BRAND new member of our Yarn of the Month gang!
A blue waterbottle with a pink and green knit/crochet watter bottle holder is sitting on a brown marble countertop in Sandi's kitchen.
Sandi's got a gorgeous water bottle holder made from last month's yarn!

Consider subscribing to our Yarn of the Month club - for yourself, the planet, and the global community! 

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 white punch needle hoop, with a gorgeous Egyptian-inspired eye made out of black, white, blue, and pink yarn.
This punch needle by Ashley is freaking amazing!
A rainbow made of reclaimed chiffon yarn is laid out on the cement ground, beside a white brick wall.
Who doesn't need a little rainbow by Hillary?

Do you want to see your work in next month's blog? Tag your beautiful posts with #darngoodyarn on Facebook and Instagram and you just might hear from us! 😘

Until next month, happy crafting!

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A purple button with a QR code that if clicked or scanned will bring you to the DGY- Sari Wrap Skirt Facebook Group
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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.