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Old 10-08-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Eco-friendly RED-HEART?!?!?!
I saw this on craftster.org blog and thought y'all might be interested:
http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=194

It appears that Coats and Clark, the manufacturer's of Red Heart are making two lines of yarn from recycled products, one from textile remnants and and a polyester from recycled plastic.

Anyone seen or tried this yet?
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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Nope, hadn't seen that. Will have to keep an eye out to see when it hits the shelves and what it feels like.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:38 AM   #3
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Supposedly there's an Carib SS Eco yarn too, but it's not on their website. Someone said they saw it at WM, but I wonder if it's the RH yarn, not caron.
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But does it feel like insulation? Or can they make it soft like Caron?
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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Nice! Thanks for alerting us!

I'll definitely give it a try when it hits the shelves!
I am on the lookout for a durable cotton, not too pricey, that
will make up into dishcloths that don't fade and distort out of shape with repeated washings.

This ECO cotton is 70% cotton, 30% poly. So maybe the poly will stabilize this yarn. Help it hold its shape and color.

We'll see! I'll buy a skein and try it out!
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:27 PM   #6
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Oh I missed that the cotton is a blend. Maybe it will be something like Lion's Cottonease.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:01 PM   #7
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That's great! I too will be looking to try it out. Always fun to try new yarns. Thanks for letting us all know.
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