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Sari silk yarn and its production!

The making of sari silk yarn... Our sari silk yarns are dyed in great big batts in back gardens of the homes of the women who spin it.  The sari silk waste fibres are taken and added to these batts with the dye.  They stir it with a big bamboo stick to assist the dying process and then they slap the silk fibres up onto an old fridge door (now there IS recycling)! The silk fibres are then hung out to dry on their rooftops. It truly is a magical and recycled experience. Humbling and very hard work in the most intense heat of the Indian sun to produce these artisan yarns.  It is then spun by the women of...

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Indigo dyed Khadi cotton yarns on the way! Ethical and sustainable yarn production.

Indigo dying and Khadi cotton yarn Yarn Yarn are very excited. Our new handspun khadi cotton yarn has been indigo dyed and is on the way!  We have been working closely with a group of women artisans in VERY rural India who are making indigo dyed handspun khadi cotton for us. Let us explain what it is and the processes involved... Khadi cotton is a handmade cotton yarn. It is produced using the process of charkha spinning. No machines are used, just a lot of manpower! The production of this yarn is low but it gives employment to many poor families in India that we work with. The cotton is grown in areas that strictly do not use pesticides so it is...

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