sustainability.

/səˌsteɪ.nəˈbɪl.ə.ti/

the quality of being able to continue over a period of time

sustainability.

/səˌsteɪ.nəˈbɪl.ə.ti/

the quality of being able to continue over a period of time

We only have one world, and we have to look after it.

 

Sustainability has always been at the very core of what we do here at Garthenor Organic. From GOTS certification to climate positive wool, our newest pledge is to plant one tree for every single skein of yarn we sell.

1 skein = 1 tree

We've partnered with Eden Reforestation to plant one tree for every skein of yarn sold here on garthenor.com

We'll also plant one for every bag, pair of socks, mini skein set or anything else we sell too.

So far, we've planted over 11,000, but we're just getting started.

100% Organic

We're pretty proud of the fact that we created the original certified organic wool yarn - the first in the world.

The standards we helped write almost 20 years ago became part of GOTS in 2006, and we've been certified since day 1.

This covers animal welfare, chemical inputs, working conditions, and ethical standards throughout every step of production, so you can knit with a clear conscience.

Climate Positive

We calculate the CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) of all our products and offset twice what is produced.

Each 50g skein of yarn produces around 1.48kgCO2e during its lifecycle: growing, manufacturing, washing, disposal.

We also take into account travel, shows, packaging and every other thing that we do that has an impact.

We offset 3kg of CO2 for every skein we sell through independently certified, fully transparent schemes held to the highest possible ethical, environmental and social standards.

Your support has helped us to offset over 50,000kg of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere - that's equal to over 128,000 miles of driving.

Responsible Packaging

Our packaging is made from about 95% recycled content.

That's not quite enough for us - we're aiming for 100%, and we're getting there.

It's also all recyclable, and except for the yarn loop*, 100% compostable.

*Just pop it out the yarn loop and add it to your household recycling.