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Darn Good Yarn
Handspun Banana Fiber Yarn

Silky soft and surprisingly strong · Hand-spun by women in India being paid fair wages



This silky soft and surprisingly strong yarn begins in an unlikely place. It's made from fibers scraped from banana tree bark that are then hand-spun by women in India who work in safe conditions and are paid fair wages.

  • Hand-spun by women in India being paid fair wages
  • Created by sustainably sourced fibers from banana tree bark
  • Biodegradable, vegan, and eco-friendly
  • Great for knitting, crocheting & jewelry making
  • Each 100 g skein yields 30 yards of hand spun yarn
  • Length: 30 yards
  • Yarn weight: 5‚Äîchunky
  • Needle size: 9 - 11 (5.5 mm)
  • Gauge (knit/crochet): 3/2 sts per inch
  • Crochet hook size: US 10.5 - K (6.5 mm)
  • Physical quality: Surprisingly soft & reminiscent of Bamboo yarn
  • Please note: Yarn is hand-spun, so it may contain some inconsistencies in yarn thickness in places

Includes:

Thirty yards of Handspun Banana Fiber Yarn

Dimensions:

5" x 2" diameter

Weight:

0.22 lb

Materials:

Handspun banana fiber

Care:

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or dry clean. Dry in dryer only on delicate cycle

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The wooden yarn bowls and silk sari yarn from Darn Good Yarn are made in India by women who are paid fair wages and provided safe working conditions—because Founder Nicole Snow wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s committed to supporting women through economic empowerment as well as Fair Trade practices. These goods that do good stand-out for being beautifully made, too. The silk sari yarn saves vintage saris destined for the dump by upcycling them into colorful yarn. Each sari is torn by hand and sewn into strips that can be knitted, crocheted, woven—or used any way you like. And Indian rosewood and teak or ceramic are used to craft notched bowls that keep yarn neatly corralled. Nicole was looking for a way to combine two loves—creativity and helping people—when she retired from the U.S. Air Force. With Darn Good Yarn, she ensures that her workforce of women isn’t just making ends meet—they’re helping their families flourish.