• A BIT ABOUT WATER, PACKAGING & THE ENVIRONMENT

January 28, 2020

One of our aims when starting Louie & Lola Yarns was to be as environmentally conscious as possible.

From re-using our dye water to soak our yarns and wash our utensils, being waterwise has come naturally to us after living in the country for five years and having to rely on rainfall for our water supply (we are very lucky though to get very good rainfall here in North West Tassie compared with so many areas of the country in drought).  All the water we use for dyeing gets reused and is neutralised with bi-carb soda before being disposed of.

We have also made the choice to wrap our yarns in tissue paper rather than cellophane bags and have had our skein bands and other stationery printed on  Envirocare paper stock, which is made from 100% recycled paper.

We're also currently researching options for compostable postage satchels, which we plan to introduce as shipping option in the future.  Watch this space!





Also in News from the Dye Pots

Join in our 'Go Pink' Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research!
Join in our 'Go Pink' Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research!

June 21, 2021

We've teamed up with some of favourite Canadians - Sam and Olga from Thread & Maple and designer Tracie Millar from the talented Grocery Girls duo, to GO PINK in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

We are giving away a very special Limited Edition Thread & Maple 'Go Pink' Notions Clutch Bundle, including a Limited Edition Louie & Lola 'Go Pink or Go Home' Sock Set + Tracie Millar's 'Coffee Talk' Sock Pattern, to one lucky winner.

Continue Reading

A VERY JOYFUL SHOP UPDATE
A VERY JOYFUL SHOP UPDATE

June 07, 2021

This week's Shop Update will be a very special one, featuring our 'Joy' colourway on our Merino Nylon Sock base.

We were thrilled to collaborate with Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade for the colourway for her final sock pattern of The Handmade Sock Society, Season 4.

Continue Reading

POSSUM MAGIC
POSSUM MAGIC

March 26, 2021

We are introducing Merino Possum Fingering to Louie & Lola this weekend.  Why, you may ask?  Well...that comes back to a few things - a desire to introduce more locally produced yarn bases, in particular, non superwash woollen spun yarns suitable for colourwork projects and also a love for possum!  

Continue Reading