Written by Kate Curry
April showers have definitely brought out the May flowers! This month, because of you and the rest of the DGY community, we have been able to save 10,679 pounds of textiles, fiber, paper, plastic, and wood from landfills all around the world!
To put all of that saved recycled material into perspective, here are some things that weigh 10,679 pounds so you can gauge just how much we’ve reclaimed from landfills!
- 2 ½ giraffes
- 15,000 cans of soup
- 19 pigs
- 150 dalmatians (NOT a Disney trademark…yet!)
- 2,000,000 US pennies
Totals for 2022
- No. of trees planted: 3,889
- Pounds of waste material saved: 53,444
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 606 trees!! One step closer to our 2022 goal!
May's Most Popular Yarn
For the first time - we have a TIE!
The reigning champion Darn Good Twist Sport Weight Silk Yarn in Twisting Rainbows has been challenged by the stunning Lace Weight Silk Yarn in Color Surge! Thanks to these two yarns, over 30 pounds of fiber has been saved from rotting away in the landfill.
Lookin’ Good & Doin’ Good!
A two time champion, the most popular clothing item for this month AGAIN was our outstanding Aanya Adjustable Short Tunic! These tunics have saved 63 pounds of reclaimed sari fabric and they are stunning!
Yarn Of The Month® Club
In May, our fabulous Yarn of the Month community helped us save 374 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! May’s theme was Florals and for June, you’ll be getting some gorgeous Sunshine-themed skirts for summer time!
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 May, our astounding SOTM community helped save 257 pounds of reclaimed sari fabric!
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!!