Handspun + Dyed Organic Cotton
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Made with Kala cotton, which is indigenous to the region Kutch located on the West Coast of India, each handspun and hand-dyed skein is one-of-a-kind (yardage, thickness, and color vary slightly from skein-to-skein) and made thoughtfully and ethically. Kutch farmers do not use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers to grow the cotton used to make this yarn. Kala cotton is a non GMO organic seed - one of the oldest recorded strains of cotton - it is purely a rain fed crop and does not require irrigation beyond natural rainfall.
After hand spinning, the yarn it is resist dyed in natural indigo - the fermentation process is a collaboration with microbial communities, dyers and a commitment to care. The process of indigo dyeing is an alchemy of ingredients & an act of culture. Indigo is alive - it breaths, it bleeds, it fades! Crocking is to be expected with all indigo dyed items. Once the project is complete we recommend washing in cold water. After a few washes the bleeding will stabilize. We recommend air drying or tumble dry on low heat. Avoid high heat as it will cause the color to become dull.
Developed by TATTER /Blue, a textile library and education center in Brooklyn, NY and the slow made clothing company 11.11 eleven eleven, this gorgeously handspun indigenous organic cotton yarn is a collaboration between farmers and hand spinners; strengthening the rights of rurally located women. This project provides earning opportunities and skills exchange. It represents an emergent solidarity economy that centers indigenous culture, our relationship with each other and the environment.
100% Organic Kala Cotton
110-170 yards [50 grams]
2 ply Fingering
27-32 sts = 4"
needles + hook size 2.25mm - 3.50mm
Hand wash gently in lukewarm