This is the reason why we focus on natural fibers.
A recent study by a UW oceanography student found an average of 1,776 pieces of microplastics per 3-foot-square sample here on our very own Salish Sea beaches.
Our focus is on the use of natural fibers and wool, avoiding synthetics and chemically-treated wool, for both ecological and artisan purposes. Natural wool fibers are warmer.
For the artisan, we will focus on offering educational and workshop courses on production from sheep to sweater and consumer access to sustainable artisan quality materials that have been locally sourced from sheep farmers, mills, local dyers, and hand-craft producers in the area.
Throw that fleece out and knit yourself a warm and cozy natural sweater instead!