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Chroma Nima

Contemplation Cashmere

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Indigo
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  • The lamp once out

    cool stars enter

    the window frame.

    - Natsume Sōseki

    The softest, gentlest cashmere, uniform except a small spot in a long repeat. A lace weight yarn that goes a long way.

    Dyed naturally and botanically with indigo using an 18th century recipe.

    Each skein is individual. The colour won't vary, and the indigo won't crock. There will be subtle differences in the spot and how it bleeds to white.

    We think this yarn will make the most incredible simple, lace weight wrap or garment whether knitted, crocheted or woven... 

    A huge 320m per precious 25g skein.

    Dyed by Vicky Streater in neighbouring Wimbledon, this cashmere is a certified sustainable, traceable and organic, wonderfully soft lace weight yarn.

    Certifications:

    ISO9001 - quality management systems and best practice

    ISO14001 - quality and the environment

    OKEO-Tex Standard 100 (EU Trusted Textiles)

    Responsible Wool Standard

    GOTS Organic Textile Standard

    Global Recycled Standard

    Good Cashmere Standard

    a member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance 

    To wash your finished project, soak in a cold water bath with a little wool-friendly soap, squeeze the water out and dry flat. Try not to agitate in water or wring dry which will lead to felting or misshaping.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Cashmere

    Length:
    320m

    Weight:
    25g

    Gauge:
    Lace weight

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    chroma - the purity of a colour or its freedom from white or grey

    nima - thread or yarn

    Chroma Nima's creator, Vicky Streater, lives in Wimbledon with her husband, three children and gorgeous greyhound. She is passionate about colour and the environment, and obsessed by colour gradients and the mechanics of how colours change from one to the other. She loves natural dyes for their serendipity and refusal to be predictable. She loves the quietness of the process of knitting, how it's so creative, meditative and useful.

    Her cashmere is certified organic, traceable and sustainable with an average fibre length of 34 - 38mm at less than 16 microns. The sustainable commercial dyes she uses are very "wash and light fast", and are founders of the global Responsible Care® initiative and a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. The organic botanical dyes she works with have been chosen for their light and wash fast qualities.

    All of her packaging is from recycled paper and are recyclable. The electricity used to dye her yarn is from renewable sources. She has experimented with reducing the amount of water in her dyeing, and now only uses a third of what she used to. She doesn't use toxic auxiliaries or mordants and takes care to ensure her dye baths are fully exhausted.