Blog & features: Ethics & Sustainability

The Sewing Room at Refugee Support's centre in Cyprus

12 August 2019

This month we're raising money for Refugee Support, and I want to share with you one of the charity's most recent projects that is particularly close to my heart (and I'm sure yours too): the sewing room at their Dignity Centre Nicosia, Cyprus. Read more

It's Mini-Skeins Month! Help us raise money for Refugee Support Europe

3 August 2019

Throughout August we’re donating £1 to Refugee Support Europe for every hand-dyed skein of Favourite Sock Minis sold, including our (that’s £12 for each pack sold!). As we wrote in our last month, we wanted… Read more

Join our new destash group

13 July 2019

We have created a new Facebook group for buying and selling It’s a Stitch Up destash yarn! Do you have a shade you’ve fallen out of love with or leftovers from a project? Or maybe… Read more

We support Ravelry

2 July 2019

In case you missed it, this week, Ravelry made the decision to ban support for the current US administration (I’m not giving airtime to anyone’s name, and it is bigger than one person anyway) because… Read more

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 2: The businesses giving new life to unwanted materials

24 June 2019

We talk to two innovative small business owners, Anna Feldman of Wild and Woolly and Simona Marian-Maloney of Recycled Yarn Co. about their very different eco-conscious yarn initiatives. This is the second in a series… Read more

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 1: Is there a case for 'cheap acrylic'?

17 June 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between cost and sustainability of the materials we use. Later in the series, we hear from two small business owners about… Read more

We need to talk about Nylon

15 February 2019

Occasionally (actually quite rarely these days) we’re asked why we don’t offer a Nylon blend sock yarn. Sustainability is always in our minds and we try to use only recycled and reusable plastics within the… Read more