A few months ago I attended an Entrepreneurship Extravaganza workshop to get some insight and inspiration for LittleNoteCrafts. Little did I know that I would leave with a terrific, hit-you-like-a-ton-of-bricks, light bulb moment.
I’ve always loved nature and the environment and being outdoors. I know a lot of people say that, but I’ve always felt I held a stronger conviction to it than most. As a kid I first wanted to be a vet or a zookeeper so I could care for and save animals. By the time I graduated college I wanted to work for the National Park System to promote the benefits of parks, recreation, leisure, and conservation. I even studied abroad in Uganda, East Africa one summer to learn more about national parks, nature conservation, and sustainability.
I almost couldn’t believe I hadn’t previously thought of combining this love for nature with my love for knitting, but I’m very excited to announce my new shop: Knitting Naturals!
Knitting Naturals is all about hand knit accessories made from all natural, sustainable, ethically-produced yarn. I even have my own fancy website! Very cool, right? Here are some ways I’m striving to be environmentally-friendly and better the Earth:
- source all-natural alpaca yarn from local farms
- use only organic cotton and organic merino wool (read about the harmful processes of non-organic fiber on the Knitting Naturals website)
- ship products in all recycled or recyclable materials
- blog about ecofriendly DIY projects to help readers be more environmentally-conscious in their daily lives
- save for and build a tiny, low-impact, self-sustaining house to serve as headquarters for Knitting Naturals
Check out www.knittingnaturals.com to read all about the different yarns I’m going to use or learn about the mission and vision of Knitting Naturals. You can also browse my new Etsy shop, and new items are being added regularly!
I’ve also started a second blog there to show more ecofriendly tutorials and document the planning process for the tiny house. For anyone who feels strongly connected to this cause, I’ve also included a place to donate towards the tiny house project. Every donation is greatly appreciated, and shows your willingness to help and support more sustainable ways of living.
I hope you will follow me on this great journey into the world of natural yarns, tiny living, and environmentalism. See you there!