Having just celebrated Earth Day this past weekend, we felt as though there was no better time to introduce this particular new yarn for Fall 2017. Amore by Borgo de Pazzi is a yarn unlike any other that we have stocked before. Amore is composed of 70% Recycled Wool, all of which comes from high end clothes that are no longer being used, and the cuttings and fabric scraps from tailor shops.
While we rarely stop to consider the consequences our yarn habits may have on the earth, the sad fact of the matter is, the processing of fibers for the ready made industry, as well as the hand knitting industry can be quite harsh on our dear Mother Earth. With the production of Amore yarn however, Borgo de Pazzi is able to divert 22 tonnes of ‘rags’ from the landfill each year.
And while this yarn can’t claim to be the solution to all of Mother Earth’s problem, it is certainly a step in the right direction, and a simple way that we knitters and crocheters can aim to make a small difference.
With artisans carefully selecting the fabric scraps that go into each ball of Amore, it ensures that the end result has a high percentage of merino wool, and a rich range of saturated tones.
Each ball of Borgo’s Amore is composed of 70% recycled wool, 25% Polyamide, 2% Acrylic and 1% Polyester, and is available in three weights- Fingering, Worsted and Chunky. Each of these weights is available in 36 gorgeous heathered shades, all of which can be viewed on our website.
But that’s not all! Amore is also available in a cashmere blend, that includes 55% Recycled Wool, 25% Nylon and 20% Recycled Cashmere. Knitting at a worsted weight gauge on a 4.5mm needle this yarn is available in seven gorgeous neutral tones, perfect for knitting your favourite man a classic scarf, or to make yourself a cowl to go with your classic trench. To view the full range of timeless Amore Cashmere shades, please click here.
And while we could continue to write about the Amore family of yarn for pages, we suspect that seeing how it is produced with your own two eyes, may answer any lingering questions that you might have. Not to mention- possibly even inspire you to get your hands on a ball or two!
To view the video on how Amore is processed and spun, please click the link below.
And to view an animated video that features Amore, please follow the link below.
Wishing you all a very Happy (Belated) Earth Day.