WombleKnits

Chelmsford, United Kingdom

WombleKnits

Eco-friendly knits - putting colour into going green!

Chelmsford, United Kingdom | On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement    *INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DELAYS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS*
Royal Mail aim to get parcels to most countries within 5-7 working days, but obviously there are more delays than usual at the moment due to COVID-19. Additionally, there is always a chance parcels can get held up by Customs for up to 5 weeks. If you need your order by a certain date, please message me for a quote for guaranteed shipping.

*ABOUT WOMBLEKNITS*
I specialise in products that can be reused instead of used once and then thrown away - things like gift bags, market bags, soap saver sacks and wool nappy covers. And because I love bright, rainbow colours, I try to find the balance between brightly dyed yarns and earth-friendly, ethically produced yarns, to help you bring some colour into going green!

I am also trying to use up the enormous stash of acrylic yarn I've accumulated, on things that won't be washed much like decorations and gift bags, to reduce the release of microfibres into waterways. I won't be buying any more acrylic as I want to move over to natural, biodegradable yarns, so many of the acrylic yarn items I make will not be replicated and you will be getting something that's truly one of a kind!

*OFFER*
Buy any 4 items in my store and get 10% off by entering 4ITEMS10OFF at checkout

*FIND ME*
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas Gift & Food Fair - Great Leighs Race Course - 28-29 November 2020 (cancelled - hoping for 2021!)

*FOLLOW ME*
Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/446c9e2e6956 (a much more reliable way to get my updates than Facebook or Instagram and you'll also get a code for 20% off your first purchase here on Etsy, on my website, or in my Ravelry store)

Website - https://www.wombleknits.com
Ravelry - https://www.ravelry.com/stores/wombleknits
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wombleknits
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/WombleKnits
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wombleknits

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2021

*INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DELAYS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS*
Royal Mail aim to get parcels to most countries within 5-7 working days, but obviously there are more delays than usual at the moment due to COVID-19. Additionally, there is always a chance parcels can get held up by Customs for up to 5 weeks. If you need your order by a certain date, please message me for a quote for guaranteed shipping.

*ABOUT WOMBLEKNITS*
I specialise in products that can be reused instead of used once and then thrown away - things like gift bags, market bags, soap saver sacks and wool nappy covers. And because I love bright, rainbow colours, I try to find the balance between brightly dyed yarns and earth-friendly, ethically produced yarns, to help you bring some colour into going green!

I am also trying to use up the enormous stash of acrylic yarn I've accumulated, on things that won't be washed much like decorations and gift bags, to reduce the release of microfibres into waterways. I won't be buying any more acrylic as I want to move over to natural, biodegradable yarns, so many of the acrylic yarn items I make will not be replicated and you will be getting something that's truly one of a kind!

*OFFER*
Buy any 4 items in my store and get 10% off by entering 4ITEMS10OFF at checkout

*FIND ME*
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas Gift & Food Fair - Great Leighs Race Course - 28-29 November 2020 (cancelled - hoping for 2021!)

*FOLLOW ME*
Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/446c9e2e6956 (a much more reliable way to get my updates than Facebook or Instagram and you'll also get a code for 20% off your first purchase here on Etsy, on my website, or in my Ravelry store)

Website - https://www.wombleknits.com
Ravelry - https://www.ravelry.com/stores/wombleknits
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wombleknits
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/WombleKnits
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wombleknits

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Updates

Just had my hundredth sale on Etsy - 2 of my bubble writing letter patterns! Thank you to all my customers for all your support over the last three years!
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About WombleKnits

Sales 239
On Etsy since 2017

WombleKnits – putting colour into going green with unique, handmade, reusable items for a more sustainable future

WombleKnits is all about combining my love of knitting and working with wool with my passion for trying to help people live a more sustainable life.

WHAT WILL YOU FIND HERE?

I like making things that are useful, colourful, and kind to the earth, so the items you'll find in my shop are mostly very practical but also make great gifts. Things like mesh shopping bags and tote bags, soap saver sacks and washcloths, water bottle slings, wool nappy soakers, as well as some items that aren't as innately useful but just as eco-friendly, such as decorative letters made from wool, gifts such as pompom keyrings and hair clips (made from tiny ends of wool) and all-wool Christmas stockings.

I love colour, too, so you'll find a lot of bright and rainbow-coloured items alongside the perhaps slightly more earth-friendly undyed, unbleached yarns, or recycled denims.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM?

As well as trying to use up materials I already have, or which have already been used once already, I am always on the look-out for more eco-friendly yarns to knit with. I still have a few products in my store that are knitted from man-made yarns (from my stash, which I tried to use on items that won't get washed often, reducing the impact of fibres shed into the water system, but nowadays I only knit with natural, biodegradable yarns.

Wool sometimes gets a bad rap, especially with the rising trend towards veganism, but it really is a wonderful material – naturally insulating and water-resistant, and I try to source wool from animals who are well-treated and happy (and naturally grazed, helping improve the soil). Cotton is biodegradable but can use an awful lot of water, so I try to source organic cotton where possible which uses less water as well as no chemicals, or alternatives such as hemp and linen. I also try to source yarns which have been dyed naturally or not at all, or using fewer chemicals and resources, and of course there are also more and more recycled yarns available too. I'm trying them all!

COME AND TAKE A LOOK!

Whatever you buy from WombleKnits, you'll reap the benefits of the effort that's gone into sourcing the best, most environmentally friendly materials for it, and the time and skill that's gone into creating it for you.

Shop members

  • Anna Funnell

    Owner

    I feel very strongly about environmental issues and deplore waste. I also love knitting and creating things. This shop is my way of combining the two passions, using up odds and ends in inventive ways to create something wonderful and reusable.

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Returns from outside the UK

Any returns from customers outside the UK must be marked as a return on the CN22, otherwise any VAT or customs charges I am subject to will be subtracted from the refund.

It is best to re-use the original packaging if at all possible.

Returns of items of clothing

Items of clothing (e.g. nappy soakers) that do not fit may be returned at the buyer's expense for exchange or refund, as long as they are not damaged, washed or showing signs of wear.

I do not accept returns of personalised items of clothing that I would not be able to sell on. I may accept a return if the personalisation is more general, e.g. a picture.

If you wish to return an item, please do message me within 14 days of receipt. I will not accept forced returns.

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