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I am a student and work part-time as a grassroots organizer. All my life I have held responsible environmental standards and for the past 7 years extended it in many directions, most notably animal rights. As a practicing vegan wool was always a big disgust, however as a fiber fanatic I wanted to try my hand at spinning, and do so with the knowledge that the animals had received proper love and care. Since I have invested in a Lendrum wheel and an Ashford carder. I still follow a vegan diet and lifestyle in every regard except fiber. For my spinning project I seek all natural and cruelty-free protien fibers. As a result I buy raw wool and alpaca from small ethical farms to hand-process and use in my fiber products.

Another important componet of my store is that at least 10% of all sales are donated to charity: water to help fund the creation of wells in needed areas as well as sanitation…

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  • Born on October 1
  • Joined February 8, 2011

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alpaca, natural dyes, angelina, wool, organic cotton, sequins, jade, natural beads, yak

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I am a student and work part-time as a grassroots organizer. All my life I have held responsible environmental standards and for the past 7 years extended it in many directions, most notably animal rights. As a practicing vegan wool was always a big disgust, however as a fiber fanatic I wanted to try my hand at spinning, and do so with the knowledge that the animals had received proper love and care. Since I have invested in a Lendrum wheel and an Ashford carder. I still follow a vegan diet and lifestyle in every regard except fiber. For my spinning project I seek all natural and cruelty-free protien fibers. As a result I buy raw wool and alpaca from small ethical farms to hand-process and use in my fiber products.

Another important componet of my store is that at least 10% of all sales are donated to charity: water to help fund the creation of wells in needed areas as well as sanitation education in such areas. This campaign is as important to me as any. Each week more than 48,000 people die of water borne illnesses because of inaccess to safe drinking water, 90% of these are children under the age of 5. charity: water trains local citizens to maintain wells created by the organization as well as teaching proper sanitation to save lives. Not only are lives being saved, but time as well, allowing children to stay in school and further their education for a better future. Many families are also able to start vegetable gardens, which are used to feed the family and bring in a source of needed income. For more information and to follow the Singularity Fibers mycharity: water campaign go to http://mycharitywater.org/SingularityFibers

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