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  • Cashmere - it's soooo good
  • Ellen Lewis
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Cashmere - it's soooo good

There are plenty of yarn vendors in the world - a simple stroll around TNNA will show you that.  So, choosing what yarns to carry in the shop can be a challenge.  But life is short, and I decided a while back that I only want to work with nice people, companies with positive and constructive approach to life and business.  I especially like companies that are socially conscious and work hard to bring about positive change in the world.  Sounds like a big task, but there are such companies - Manos del Uruguay, for instance, which supports a small woman's cooperative in South America.  I've just recently come across another such company, From the Mountain that offers a lovely cashmere handspun by women in rural Afghanistan.  Decades of war have left many of these women as head of household, and spinning is a socially acceptable way for them to earn a living while they also care for their families.  The women are paid a more than fair wage for their yarn, and my goodness, what a yarn it is! Beautifully soft and lightly textured, this cashmere comes in four natural shades.  It's in stock at both shops, but supplies are limited.

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  • Ellen Lewis
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  • Aug 19, 2016

    Is the From The Mountain out of stock? When it’s in stock, what are the weight and price? Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s heads-up about that cashmere got me looking (and probably everybody else, too!)

    Thanks!

    — AlisonH

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