WombleKnits

Eco-friendly knits, kits and patterns

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Announcement    Looking for eco-friendly gifts that are practical and colourful? Or knitting patterns and knit kits to make them yourself? WombleKnits has it all.

Planning for Christmas? Get your orders in early for handknit named stockings or check out my other eco decorations in my Christmas section: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WombleKnits?section_id=21371019

Or after sustainable gifts for the holidays? My colourful soap saver sacks and washcloths make fabulous gifts to introduce people to the zero waste lifestyle: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wombleknits?section_id=23277210

POSTAL STRIKES NOV-DEC 2022
Royal Mail plan to strike over numerous dates between now and Christmas, which will no doubt lead to delays in delivery. This is completely out of my control and I appreciate your patience. All UK orders for Christmas will therefore be sent by Tracked 24 with the option to upgrade to Special Delivery, which will be given priority by Royal Mail. Please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment, and if you are ordering from overseas please message me for a courier quote if you need items for Christmas.

You can also buy all my knitting patterns as instant digital downloads, thus completely unaffected by postal strikes!

WHY WOMBLEKNITS?
Quality, zero waste products that can be reused over and over again, handknitted from the most sustainably produced yarns available.

See my "About" section for more on how I try to find the balance between brightly dyed yarns and earth-friendly, ethically produced yarns or visit www.wombleknits.com for even more about how WombleKnits can help you put colour into going green!

FIND ME
(These are past shows but I hope to do them all in 2023 too!)
Eco Fair Carshalton - Carshalton Park - Mon 29 August 2022
Eco Festival Colchester - Colchester Castle Park - Sat 3 September 2022
Eco-Nox Festival - Revive Health, 9 Baddow Park, CM2 7SY - Sun 25 September 2022

FOLLOW ME
Head over to www.wombleknits.com for:
- more about my ethical journey
- my Blog
- other places to buy
- a link to sign up for my Newsletter, giving you 20% off your first purchase on Etsy or in my Ravelry store, as well as important updates straight to your inbox

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 22, 2022

Looking for eco-friendly gifts that are practical and colourful? Or knitting patterns and knit kits to make them yourself? WombleKnits has it all.

Planning for Christmas? Get your orders in early for handknit named stockings or check out my other eco decorations in my Christmas section: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WombleKnits?section_id=21371019

Or after sustainable gifts for the holidays? My colourful soap saver sacks and washcloths make fabulous gifts to introduce people to the zero waste lifestyle: https://www.etsy.com/shop/wombleknits?section_id=23277210

POSTAL STRIKES NOV-DEC 2022
Royal Mail plan to strike over numerous dates between now and Christmas, which will no doubt lead to delays in delivery. This is completely out of my control and I appreciate your patience. All UK orders for Christmas will therefore be sent by Tracked 24 with the option to upgrade to Special Delivery, which will be given priority by Royal Mail. Please order as early as possible to avoid disappointment, and if you are ordering from overseas please message me for a courier quote if you need items for Christmas.

You can also buy all my knitting patterns as instant digital downloads, thus completely unaffected by postal strikes!

WHY WOMBLEKNITS?
Quality, zero waste products that can be reused over and over again, handknitted from the most sustainably produced yarns available.

See my "About" section for more on how I try to find the balance between brightly dyed yarns and earth-friendly, ethically produced yarns or visit www.wombleknits.com for even more about how WombleKnits can help you put colour into going green!

FIND ME
(These are past shows but I hope to do them all in 2023 too!)
Eco Fair Carshalton - Carshalton Park - Mon 29 August 2022
Eco Festival Colchester - Colchester Castle Park - Sat 3 September 2022
Eco-Nox Festival - Revive Health, 9 Baddow Park, CM2 7SY - Sun 25 September 2022

FOLLOW ME
Head over to www.wombleknits.com for:
- more about my ethical journey
- my Blog
- other places to buy
- a link to sign up for my Newsletter, giving you 20% off your first purchase on Etsy or in my Ravelry store, as well as important updates straight to your inbox

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Now taking orders for personalised Christmas stockings, hand knit in 100% natural wool and embroidered with the name or message of your choice. Get your orders in early to avoid delays caused by the postal strikes!
Eco Easter Eggs Knit Kit - everything you need to knit a set of 5 beautiful reusable Easter egg decorations. Printed full colour pattern, soft, shiny, sustainably produced eucalyptus yarn and wooden eggs for stuffing, plus needles if required. Let’s go!
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About WombleKnits

Sales 581
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.

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  • Anna Funnell

    Owner

    I feel very strongly about environmental issues and deplore waste. I also love knitting and colour. This shop is my way of combining the two passions, creating practical, colourful designs using yarns that are as sustainable as possible.

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2021

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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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