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[Sustainable Tuesdays] Splitting hairs: cashmere, angora, mohair

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Welcome back to my Sustainable Tuesdays series, it’s been a while… Hope you missed it :).

We talked about types of wool a while ago and the sustainability and ethic aspects related to it. But not all that is warm, wooly and cosy is actually wool. There are a few other animal fibres that can be knitted or woven into lovely cloth that are not technically categorised as wool, but they are actually the hair various animals, from rabbits, to goats, lamas and alpacas.

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[Sustainable Tuesdays] Spinning yarn and talking sustainable wool

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Welcome back to my fortnightly Sustainable Tuesdays series, episode 4 already!

We talked cotton the last time, but now I wanted to have a look at wool and discuss sustainability and ethic aspects related to it. Wool used to be one of the most common materials, but with the advent of synthetic fibres and the omni presence of cotton, both the world-wide production and consumption (at least for apparel) has decreased. However, we still like a lovely warm woollen jumper or a merino coat, and sewing with wool fabrics is great, isn’t it? Although in general wool is considered a more sustainable fibre or fabric, there are a few things you need to know so you can make informed decisions.

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