sustainablespindle

Sustainable Spindle

Amherst, Massachusetts 1 Sale On Etsy since 2011

sustainablespindle

Sustainable Spindle

Amherst, Massachusetts | 1 Sale

Amy Sophia

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Amy Sophia

Announcement    Welcome to art yarn that is Slow, responsible, hand spun, handmade, hand painted and crafted in a sustainable way. Make Mother Earth proud!

Announcement

Welcome to art yarn that is Slow, responsible, hand spun, handmade, hand painted and crafted in a sustainable way. Make Mother Earth proud!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2019
Slow, responsible, hand-spun and Koigu, handmade wearable art.

The fiber I use to create with is purchased from humane sources, as far as I know and I always ask. Fiber is purchased locally, when possible, from family businesses with responsible practices. I purchase the Cormo from Buckwheat Bridge Angoras. They are a wind and solar powered fiber farm, Hudson Valley, NY.

After the purchase of the fleece, it is sorted then scoured (cleaned) using a scent-free, bio-degradeable product. Then I use a picker to open up the locks, and then either hand-card, drum card or comb before spinning.

Once it is spun then it is finished before it is dyed with natural, organic dyes.

Now I can either sell the yarn or knit it into my vision of wearable art.

Koigu yarn, which I have used to make some of the cowls, is the product of a woman artist-owned farm. Each skein is hand-painted.

The cowls utilize a style of knitting called Domino Knitting. It is what makes the colors align in amazing patterns and gives texture to the knitted items. For me, it is a slower, more careful style of knitting and takes longer to make.

My home is non-smoking, chemical-free, scent -free and raw food cat friendly.

Celebrate your care of the earth!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All computer screens are calibrated for color differently. Therefore, if the item is not what you expected, please return immediately (you pay) and I will credit your Paypal account (refund) minus shipping and fees. Yarn(s) must be returned in the same condition as sent.
Payment
Paypal only (and you can use credit cards with it).

1% of all sales are donated to Animal Welfare Institute (https://awionline.org/content/make-donation-awi).

The price is based on the cost of the materials and paying myself minimum wage ($15/hr).
Shipping
I will ship anywhere on this planet or others with an address.

Insurance is used on all shipments.

Rates listed are for priority US mail. For other countries, there will be an additional charge depending on the destination. If you need the item quicker, please email me for quote.
Additional policies and FAQs
I might be willing to do custom orders. Please email me to discuss.