I'm happy to see that the awareness for sustainable production is growing.
As we learn more about the production process, the complexities involved, the pros and cons, we can make better choices. How we spend our money is how we make our mark and how we influence the future.
And in the end, don't all knitters and crocheters want to make beautiful things? Is a handmade item really beautiful when you know about the suffering that has gone into the production of your materials?
Don't we all want something on our skin that is *truly* beautiful, inside and out? And isn't it the awesomestest thing in the world to have a handmade sweater, a pair of socks or a scarf that lasts for years and years and years... #buylesschoosewellmakeitlast
As you advance in your handmaking skills, you learn more about the products you use. You know things now that you didn't have a clue about when you first started out in the wonderful world of handmaking. About the production of cotton, perhaps. Or about mulesing. Or about the difficulties of dyeing.
I think it is impossible to not leave a footprint on this dear, good earth. And that's OK, we're all allowed to exist and take up space. But we can do our best to make better choices. It will never be perfect, so be it. But every day in every way, step by step, we can get better and better.
Are you taking a small step today?