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Garthenor

Garthenor Number 5

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Cocoa 5
Hedgehog 5
Peat 5
Manx Moorit 5
Pewter 5
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  • Warm and cosy, Number 5 is the Chunky member of the 100% Organic, breed specific Garthenor family!

    An absolute dream for heavy sweaters, this yarn has wonderful stitch definition throughout, and works well for chunky cables and other textured stitches – though we’d steer clear of anything too fancy for Hedgehog, as this marled colourway excels at a plainer fabric like garter or stockinette!

    Reflecting our landscape

    From sheep to skein, Number 5 only has two things added - a gentle detergent, and a light spinning oil.

    Both of these are washed out in the final rinse, so these yarns are about as pure as they come.

    For us, there's simply no better reflection of the landscape that surrounds us than pure organic wool!

    Sheep to Skein: A Fibre Journey

    Each shade within Number 5 is spun individually, undyed and fully certified organic. Each has its own story:

    Cocoa (100 metres / 109 yards)
    50% Organic Hebridean Wool, 50% Manx Loaghtan Wool.
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England and Gwent, Wales

    Hedgehog(70 metres / 77 yards)
    66% Organic Manx Loaghtan Wool, 33% Organic Black Welsh Mountain Wool
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England and Monmouthshire, Wales

    Peat (100 metres / 109 yards)
    100% Organic Jacob Wool, Single Flock
    Sourced from Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

    Pewter(100 metres / 109 yards)
    100% Organic Jacob Wool, SIngle Flock
    Sourced from Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

    Manx Moorit (100 metres / 109 yards)
    100% Organic Manx Loaghtan Wool
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England

    Ring spun in Cornwall, England or Lanarkshire, Scotland.

    We LOVE how much love goes into every yarn Garthenor produces. Every fibre is completely traceable and ethically sourced with the highest respect for the animals, humans and environment. Garthenor yarns are imbued with integrity you can literally feel in every skein.

  • Ingredients:
    Cocoa
    50% Organic Hebridean Wool, 50% Manx Loaghtan Wool.
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England and Gwent, Wales

    Hedgehog
    66% Organic Manx Loaghtan Wool, 33% Organic Black Welsh Mountain Wool
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England and Monmouthshire, Wales

    Peat
    100% Organic Jacob Wool, Single Flock
    Sourced from Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

    Pewter
    100% Organic Jacob Wool, SIngle Flock
    Sourced from Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

    Manx Moorit
    100% Organic Manx Loaghtan Wool
    Sourced from Wiltshire, England

    Length:

    Cocoa (100 metres / 109 yards)
    Hedgehog (70 metres / 77 yards)
    Peat (100 metres / 109 yards)
    Pewter (100 metres / 109 yards)
    Manx Moorit (100 metres / 109 yards)

    Weight:
    100g

    Gauge:
    Bulky/Chunky

  • Garthenor organic is an independent, family run designer and manufacturer of ethical, Certified Organic (GOTS) yarns, based in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales.

    The wonderful mother and son team have produced exclusively certified organic, breed specific UK-made yarns for 20 years. In 2003, they became the first company in the world to produce fully certified organic wool yarns.

    Always driven by passion, they believe the yarn they make captures the identity of our landscape.

    We LOVE how much love goes into every yarn they produce. They know intimately every single thing about each and every fibre and exactly where it comes from. Garthenor yarns are imbued with integrity you can feel in every skein.

    Climate Positive
    For every skein of yarn they produce, they offset about twice the carbon footprint through sustainable, ethical initiatives, as well as responsible farming practices.

    They also offset their own footprint - things like travelling to shows, electricity usage and heating.

    When paired with uncompromising animal welfare, traceability and organic certification throughout, they are confident of doing our bit to help the planet.

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