View Full Version : Looking for "industrial waste"

10-29-2007, 12:21 AM
In the Fall 2007 issue of "Knits" magazine the very last page talks about green knitting and recycling industrial waste which is new yarn left over from the textile industry. It is often thrown away or sold at a discount. I bought a lot of this in England and find I need more, especially tweeds. I need pure wool. Any help would be appreciated.:muah:

10-29-2007, 04:22 AM
Tell me where to look, and I will try to do my best. I live in England, so it would need to be information for England.

Sunny's secret
10-29-2007, 07:52 PM
Here are some links:

Repreve 100% recycled yarn (http://soundingcircle.com/newslog2.php/__show_article/_a000195-001073.htm)


hope those help

10-29-2007, 11:56 PM
I lived in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds. I bought my "waste" in Filkins at the Cotswolds Woolen Weavers. At that time they also had yarns and made up articles for sale, but I've had no luck getting any reply from then via the internet. I desperately miss the wools from the Cotswolds sheep.

10-30-2007, 12:02 AM
They seem only to deal w/ industry. Thanks anyway.

10-30-2007, 12:03 AM
Sunny, by "they" I meant those sites.

11-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Hi there,
Don't know if this is any help to you but you can buy pure cashmere, merino and
silk yarns in various weights from this site. www.colourmart.com
They also sell on ebay under the name colourmartuk.