Recycled Hemp & Silk Knitting Yarn
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Calling all knitters! If you or someone close to you loves to knit, choose the sustainable option and opt for this recycled hemp and silk yarn for your next knitting project! Handmade in Nepal, this knitting yarn has been cleverly spun by artisans using recycled hemp and silk mixed fibre threads. Boasting a kaleidoscope of colours and textures, whatever you choose to knit is sure to be as unique as the artisan who made your yarn themselves!
A percentage of all purchases of these balls of yarn is given to Child Rescue Nepal. Child Rescue Nepal works to free children from slavery, which is acutely in line with Namaste’s values and is why they have been supporting them for almost 20 years. There are over 22 million people trapped in slavery globally, and it is estimated that around a quarter of these are children. In Nepal alone, it is estimated that there are almost 100,000 vulnerable child slaves working in hazardous situations, where they are commonly exposed to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They work with local police to raid factories, restaurants and hotels where children are being held captive, prosecute perpetrators of the abuse, raise awareness of trafficking in schools and work to provide counselling and medical care in their safe houses.
Child Rescue Nepal have improved education for 40,000 children, raised £150,000 for earthquake relief, pursued the prosecution of 24 traffickers in Nepal and India and rescued and brought to safety nearly 700 children. They promise that they won’t stop until every child is free – and your purchase will help their mission become a reality.
Namaste are dedicated to sourcing beautiful fairly traded products from the far corners of the world, embracing traditional artisan skills. Ensuring products where possible are made from environmentally friendly, sustainable and recycled materials.
More about Namaste
- Assorted colours
- Handmade in Nepal
- Supports Child Rescue Nepal
- Doubles up as gardening twine
- Approx 70-80 yards depending on thickness of yarn
- Needle size would depend on your pattern, not the yarn itself