Sustainable Yarn & Crochet Patterns for Zero Wasters

Páno Plátres, Cyprus
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Announcement    Welcome to the byGoldenberry shop. I'm so glad you're here!

If you're looking for sustainable yarn and purposeful crochet patterns to make zero waste products for yourself, your home or your loved ones, you're in the right place.

Head to the made to order section for handmade zero waste products made by me using 100% hemp yarn.

Check out for more and sign up to the mailing list for updates on yarn, patterns, sales and to receive exclusive discounts:


Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Welcome to the byGoldenberry shop. I'm so glad you're here!

If you're looking for sustainable yarn and purposeful crochet patterns to make zero waste products for yourself, your home or your loved ones, you're in the right place.

Head to the made to order section for handmade zero waste products made by me using 100% hemp yarn.

Check out for more and sign up to the mailing list for updates on yarn, patterns, sales and to receive exclusive discounts:


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Tina Rinaudo

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"New face scrubbie crochet pattern in the shop!! Plus all patterns now have two copies, one in U.S crochet terms and one in U.K. terms. #crochetpattern #zerowastepattern #cottonyarnpattern #crochetfacescrubbiepattern #ecofriendlycrafts #crochettutorial"
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About byGoldenberry

Sales 843
On Etsy since 2013

Shop members

  • Tina Rinaudo

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Hello, I'm Tina, the pattern designer and maker at byGoldenberry.

Production partners

  • lovenlight

    Limassol, Cyprus

    lovenlight are a very talented local woodworking shop based in Limassol, Cyprus who create the gorgeous byGoldenberry zero waste crochet hooks using offcuts of Oak from their workshop.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 4, 2022

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


Paypal, credit or debit card payments are accepted.


All orders are sent tracked and you will receive the tracking number with your dispatch notification.

I package your items with second hand paper/card packaging materials to keep them in reuse as much as possible. Reuse will always come before investing in new materials. If I run out of things to reuse, I will invest in a sustainable, recyclable, paper alternative. They are secured with biodegradable paper tape.

If you are ordering from outside of Europe Union then the post office will also put a plastic envelope on your packages. Unfortunately, I am unable to do anything about this.

I will always keep you up to date on when your item has been sent.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Additional policies and FAQs

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information to:

1. Communicate with you about your order
2. Fulfil your order
3. For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Any questions just send me a message, I am always happy to chat about my work :)


This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. To learn more about Etsy’s privacy practices you can read through their Privacy Policy here

1. What Information Do I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for example, information relating to a custom order), if you contact me directly.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google (I use Gmail as my email service provider) is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

7. How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Tina Rinaudo, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at bygoldenberry [!at]
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Where does your hemp come from?

The hemp yarn that I stock and use is grown and spun in Romania. The producers use nature (rain water and wind) to ret the fibres and then again only use water to spin them into yarns. The water they use in this process is then filtered and reused.

Why do you recommend hemp yarn to make zero waste items?

For me, hemp is the ultimate fibre. It is superior to cotton and linen for a few reasons.

1. Hemp is a high yielding crop which means you get more fibre in the same amount of land than you would linen and cotton. Plus it needs a lot less water to grow, making it a less energy intensive plant.

2. Hemp fibres are longer than flax (linen) which makes the yarn stronger (reportedly 8 times stronger) which in turn means it has the longest shelf life of any natural fibre. So your sponges, dishcloths and soap savers will last longer than cotton or linen versions.

3. Hemp is naturally antibacterial and resistant to mould and rot. Your hemp sponges will never smell or go mouldy even without washing them.

How will my items be packaged?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I firstly wrap your items in repurposed paper and tie them with hemp yarn.

Included in your package will be a hand written note written on repurposed paper along with a byGoldenberry business card printed on FSC certified 100% post-consumer recycled uncoated paper.

The whole package is then wrapped for postage using repurposed paper/card materials and secured with paper tape.

Do you sell wholesale yarn?

Yes. You can find a wholesale section in my shop for hemp yarn where you can buy 1 kilo cones. If you are looking for a larger quantity please get in touch for prices.

Can I put my hemp items in the washing machine?

Yes! Your washing up sponges, soap savers and dishcloths can just go into your washing machine with your clothes or towels (max 30) however I never find it necessary. Please be aware that they may shrink slightly due to the fact that the hemp I sell is completely natural.

Can I sell items made using your crochet patterns?

Yes of course! However, I do ask that you do not use my photos unless I have given you permission to do so and please remember to credit byGoldenberry as the designer.

What inspires your crochet patterns?

Most of my designs come from things I need/want for myself or my home whilst trying to follow a low waste lifestyle. I create them for myself and then want to share them with you too :)

What countries do you ship to?

I ship worldwide and delivery charges are shown on each item with total delivery charges shown in your cart depending on how many items you have added and which country you are in.

Please note: There is a flat fee for tracked shipping to Canada and Australia of €19.00 for up to a kilo in weight.