Certified 100% organic wool yarn is hand spun and dyed in Rwanda by the ladies of Handspun Hope.
The wool from their flock of Merino sheep is triple-washed before the ladies of Handspun Hope begin creating yarn using the age-old craft of spinning with only wheels and hand tools. It is then dyed in baths created from native Rwandan plants, giving our palette like none other in the world. The project gives over 120 women, most of them widows and orphaned survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, dignified employment.
Handspun Hope is True Vineyard's primary vehicle in using work-based solutions to poverty through the employment of 120+ marginalized women and widows in Musanze, Rwanda. Handspun Hope is an initiative based on the belief that solutions to poverty should be entrepreneurial, innovative and holistic. Handspun Hope is a certified member of the Fair Trade Federation. In fact, Handspun Hope is the only creator of yarn certified by the Fair Trade Federation.
Please note that this yarn is sold by weight as the yardage on hand-spun yarn can vary.
- Material: 100% Organic Merino Wool
- Approximate Knitting Weight: DK
- Physical Weight: 100g (3.52 oz.)
- Approximate Yardage: 165 - 185 yds / skein
- Fair Trade Federation Certified
- This is handspun yarn, size and yardage variances are normal