Are you struggling to find the right eco-friendly and sustainable knitting yarns? Don’t worry; you are not alone. There are so many different types of yarns available in the market that sometimes it seems impossible to find the right one to buy. The term “GLobal recycle Standard” is also in the limelight these days. What is it, and what are the Benefits of the GRS-GLobal recycle standard? Hint- it’s something that can help you find a fine eco-friendly knitting yarn. Let’s keep it aside for a second and first show you how this article can make your sustainable yarn shopping easier:
Checklist for Buying Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Yarn
As said above, the market is full of brands describing their knitting yarns as the best and 100 percent sustainable. You don’t have to believe any seller without ensuring the quality yourself. The foremost rule of buying sustainable knitting yarn is to look for a brand that offers:
The seller must offer a yarn that is easy to decompose, hence, biodegradable. Yarn is called eco-friendly only if it can decompose easily. Although there are thousands of brands that say their yarns are 100% biodegradable. But instead of blindly believing them, you should ask for proof. As a customer, it’s your right to know about the manufacturing of the product you are buying. A third party test will work well to ensure the biodegradability of the yarn. Hence, choose a yarn or seller providing third party testing for their product.
Yarns come in both natural and synthetic fibers. Natural yarns mean it is chemical-free – no paint, oil, or chemical is used to improve the yarn’s quality. On the other hand, synthetic fibers mean the yarn you are buying is not 100 percent original and natural. There are some chemicals and synthetic materials that are mixed together to produce artificial yarn. Prefer buying natural fibers yarn as it will go well in the long run than the artificial one.
Buying a sustainable certified yarn means you are contributing a significant amount to the environment. Plus, if your yarn is recyclable, what’s better than that? Buying a recyclable yarn means saving money and time that you would waste searching for a new yarn. Natural yarns can be recycled very easily. And there’s a very minor decrease in the quality of the recycled yarn that is noticeable.
GRS- Global Recycled Standard
What’s a GRS? It’s a test that is used to check if the yarn is 100% organic and recyclable or not? In simple words, your priority should always be buying a yarn that is GLobal Recycle Standard certified. Also, many people forget to check the carbon footprint of the yarn. After the GRS certification, the next most crucial thing is to check if the yarn has the lowest carbon footprint or not?
Carbon footprint means- how much carbon is released into the environment during the decomposition or burning of a material. The lowest carbon footprint, the better it is for the environment.
We hope this blog helps to make your yarn shopping easier and stress-free. If you find this blog useful, share it with others, and help them to find the best sustainable yarn.