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Indie Natural Dyed Yarn

Benefits of Indie Natural Dyed Yarn

In recent times, natural dyeing has become increasingly popular for hand-spun yarn and fabrics. With this trend, indie natural dyed yarn has become a favorite among knitters, crocheters, and textile enthusiasts. Using yarn that has been naturally dyed is an excellent way to support sustainability and earth-friendliness. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using indie natural dyed yarn compared to commercially dyed yarn.

1. Chemical-free: Unlike commercially dyed yarn, indie natural dyed yarn does not contain any toxic or harmful chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Most commercial dyes contain chemicals like heavy metals, formaldehyde, and chlorine, which can lead to skin irritation and long-term health implications. In contrast, indie natural dyed yarn is made using plant-based materials that do not cause any harm to the user or the environment.


2. Unique: Indie natural dyed yarn is often hand-dyed, which makes it a one-of-a-kind creation. The dyeing method is carried out in small batches, and the results are usually unpredictable. The unpredictability is what makes indie natural dyed yarn unique. With commercially dyed yarn, the colors are standardized, and you may not find two skeins with different colors.

3. Health benefits: Aside from containing no harmful chemicals, indie natural dyed yarn has health benefits. The natural dye materials used in the dyeing process, such as lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus, have been known to have stress-relieving properties. Using indie natural dyed yarn is beneficial for people with skin sensitivities or allergies since the dyes used are pure, delicate, and very gentle to the skin.


4. Environmentally friendly: Indie natural dyed yarn is a great way to support sustainability. The production process does not cause water pollution, and the waste produced is safe for the environment since the dyeing process uses natural dyes and materials. Overall, the process of creating indie natural dyed yarn is slower, but it leads to a higher-quality product that supports the environment.

5. Long-lasting: Indie natural dyed yarn is long-lasting compared to commercially dyed yarn. The natural dye materials used in the dyeing process are often highly resistant to fading and loss of color over time. Commercial dyes, on the other hand, tend to fade or lose color after a few washes. Using indie natural dyed yarn will result in a fiber that retains its color vibrancy and longevity.


At The Sandpiper,  we invite you to experience the joy of creating with our hand-dyed, chemical-free, and long-lasting indie natural dyed yarns - a superior choice for your knitting, crocheting, and textile projects. We offer a small collection of naturally (plant-based) dyed yarn at this time. We are expanding our collection. 

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