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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT :: Guest Blog: Recycled Silk Ribbon from Nicole of ‘Darn Good Yarn’

(Remember a few months back when I talked briefly about a yarn company which produces yarn made from unusual fibers like recycled saris, bananas, and nettles? Well, today  Nicole, the director of Darn Good Yarn, is with us to tell us more!)
Guest blog - Nicole of Darn Good Yarn - Recycled Sari Ribbon

My mom thinks it’s cool that I have my internet friends because I never leave my office long enough to make the real-in-the-flesh kind. It’s not that I’m anti-social, I just own my own business, Darn Good Yarn. And like a child it consumes me day and night. So, when Gina “@”‘d me on Twitter to guest blog about my child…errr business I was all about it!

At the start of 2008, I wanted to make a difference and I needed to be stimulated creatively since I didn’t have that in my “past life” (I was active duty Air Force). So, I merged these ideals and Darn Good Yarn was born.

Darn Good Yarn - recycled silk yarn, recycled silk ribbon, exotic craft supplies, recycled sari

Darn Good Yarn is an importer, retailer and wholesaler of high-quality fair trade yarns from India and Nepal. What makes Darn Good Yarn so special is that I offer very fair compensation to the people who make my yarns. Most of my yarns are made from recycled/up-cycled materials like silk saris and banana fibers. They’re really exotic and the quality is unmatched by a lot of what’s out there because I do pay fair wages and I worked with some pretty remote sources.

If you’ve never checked out my site, go visit! You’re going to love the colors, love the story behind the yarns and love the crafts that you create. Darn Good Yarn also has a little cult following starting, perhaps it’s my yearning to want to serve you the best I can or maybe it’s all of the exclusive yarns I carry, check it out and be the judge! Rethink your crafting today!

Darn Good Yarn - recycled silk yarn, recycled silk ribbon, exotic craft supplies, recycled sari(Thanks, Nicole!)

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