• 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!





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