our yarns

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novomerino

100% Ultra-fine Merino Wool
machine washable

Our merino wool is ultra-fine. In industry this usually refers to a fibre that measures less than 19.5 microns (μ) diameter. This measurement is referred as a ‘micron count’. A micron (or micrometre) is one millionth of a meter (0.000001).

Our Novomerino yarn uses extra special fibres from sheep selectively bred in Australia, to produce possibily the finest wool, with an average micron count of 15μ. Much below the finesse used to claim ‘ultrafine’. This is the first time a fibre of this length and quality has been used for a hand knit yarn, and it is a pleasure to work with, and to wear.

To give you a better picture of how fine this is, we prepared the below diagram.

 

This is the first time a fibre of this length and quality has been used for a hand knit yarn, and it is a pleasure to work with, and to wear.

Our impeccable care and attention is not just limited to the well being of our livestock. Our commitment to the highest industry standards carry on throughout the production process. We spin and dye all our fleece and oversee where every ball of wool is wound and packaged.

We are proud to be the only company in the world to use merino wool of this superior quality for our hand knit yarns.

Have you noticed? Novomerino ribbon colour is Blue!
Explore the 48 colours available in Novomerino.

 

glencoul

70% Merino Wool 30% Cotton
machine washable

Glencoul, our wool cotton blend, has the feel and subtle sheen of a cotton yarn, but with the stretch and durability of wool. We spin pure 19.5 microns (μ) merino wool with cotton in a perfect proportion making the yarn well suited to all seasons it provides breathability and warmth and is easy to care qualities.

Have you noticed? Glencoul ribbon colour is Green!
Explore the 48 colours available in glencoul.

 

gossyp

100% Organic Cotton
machine washable

Certified by the Organic Exchange / Global Organic Textile Standard, KPC organic cotton yarns use only cotton from certified organic cotton farms in China. The dyes and the dying process used by KPC meet strict eco guidelines, ensuring that the finished yarns are as environmentally friendly as possible.

 

This care can be felt in the quality of the cotton and seen in the lustre of the colours. The rich colours of KPC Yarns are achieved by using dyes that avoid harsh chemicals that are detrimental to the environment. We strive to use only organic cotton over regular cotton in order to provide quality yarns but also to reduce the chemical harmfulness to the environment used when manufacturing regular cotton.

Our organic cotton yarns have been developed for supreme softness, excellent strength with a luxurious finish. Organically produced cotton do not use any harmful chemicals.

Learn more about the differences between our organic cotton, Gossyp yarn and regular cotton.

Certified by the Organic Exchange / Global Organic Textile Standard, KPC organic cotton yarns use only cotton from certified organic cotton farms in China. The dyes and the dying process used by KPC meet strict eco guidelines, ensuring that the finished yarns are as environmentally friendly as possible.

 

Organic Cotton

- Eliminates harmful impact of pesticides to the land and waterways

- Increase soil fertility and biodiversity

- Controlled water usage

- Reduce contamination and excess wastage

- Solutions to improve the sustainability of textiles manufacturingbr>

 

Regular Cotton

- GMO or genetically modified seeds so they are build resistance to bugs

- Harmful pesticides are used when bugs are resilient

- Degraded soil quality from growing on the same soil over and over again

- Unhealthy crops requires more water

 

Dyes:

- Organic certification GOTS

- Dying is monitored meeting universal standards

- guidelines must be maintained

- Metal free only - very little wastage and run off

- Low impact dyes

- Skin friendly

 

Dyes:

- Harmful chemicals used like heavy metals and chemical dyes

- Cause skin allergies

Protecting the ecosystem whilst ensuring safe working environment for farmers and manufacturers.
Organic cotton is a sustainable and eco-friendly option to regular cotton.

 
 

Credentials - learn more about this

Global Organic Textiles Standard

Awarded by Control Union – the certification body governing the sourcing and processing of fibres from organic

agriculture and production of sustainable textile products.

Criteria: Containing 70% or more organic (or in conversion) fibres. The balance, up to 30%, may be made of non-organic fibres. Regenerated and synthetic fibres are limited to 10%. Blending of organic and non-organic is not permitted.

Have you noticed? Gossyp ribbon colour is Ivory!
Explore the 48 colours available in Gossyp.

 

lovat

92% Cotton 5% Cashmere 3% Silk - Donegal
machine washable

Lovat is a donegal blend of our soft cotton which is also BCI cotton, pure cashmere and lustrous silk, Its refined and elegant fibre composition produces an exclusive and luxury handfeel. With the subtle donegal added to the yarn, Lovat brings a modern choice for summer projects. Lovat is machine washable making it suitable for everyday luxury.

Have you noticed? Lovat ribbon colour is Pink!
Explore the six colours available in Lovat.

 

lovat

92% Cotton 5% Cashmere 3% Silk - Donegal
machine washable

Lovat is a donegal blend of our soft cotton which is also BCI cotton, pure cashmere and lustrous silk, Its refined and elegant fibre composition produces an exclusive and luxury handfeel. With the subtle donegal added to the yarn, Lovat brings a modern choice for summer projects. Lovat is machine washable making it suitable for everyday luxury.

Have you noticed? Lovat ribbon colour is Pink!
Explore the six colours available in Lovat.

 

kpc + jacqui fink cashmere

Grace | 70% Recycled Cashmere 30% Cashmere
non-washable

KPC Yarn and extreme knitter and textile artist, Jacqui Fink, collaborated together on the #Knitwell capsule collection. Combining a shared passion for natural fibres and high-quality yarns, #Knitwell comprises a collection of luxurious yarns and hand-knit designs with a timeless and understated beauty.

Grace is our sustainable pure cashmere, made with 70 percent recycled cashmere fully certified by the Global Recycled Standards. Reclaimed industrial waste, in the form of discarded fibres from our spinning mill, is used to carefully craft a luxuriously soft yarn, thus engaging full and frank commitment to closing the loop within the production process. Our Grace Super Chunky is ideal for making fast and timeless projects, while our Grace Aran is excellent for stylish drapey knits.

 

Credentials - learn more about this

Global Recycled Standarad

The GRS provides a track and trace certification system that ensures that the claims made about a product can be officially backed up.

Have you noticed? Grace ribbon colour is a Jacqui Fink Blue!
Explore the eight colours available in Grace.

all yarns

metal free dyes

 

Credentials - learn more about this

Oeko - Tex Standard 100

The Oeko-Tex system assures that textiles which have been tested successfully and awarded a certificate are free of concentrations of harmful substances which are detrimental to health and the environments.

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