Saudade

20,00  (VAT included)

Absolute sustainability with this organic cotton yarn with linen in sport thickness. Rigidity and robustness for the projects that need it most.

SAUDADE (Portuguese & Galician): primary affective feeling, close to melancholy, stimulated by the temporal or spatial distance to something loved and that implies the desire to resolve that distance.

Characteristics of this organic cotton yarn with linen:

60% organic cotton and 40% linen
100 grams and 350 metres
Recommended needles: 2.5 – 4mm
Sample in stockinette stitch: 28 stitches x 36 rows in 10cm
Recommended crochet hook needle: 3.5 – 5 mm

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Description

Organic cotton with linen

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Pattern ideas:

Two needles:

Crochet patterns:

Linen is known for its properties of absorbing and releasing moisture, which gives it a pleasant feeling of freshness in hot weather. It is perfect for lightweight summer accessories, knitted jackets and oversized jumpers.

Why organic cotton?

Organic cotton is a guarantee of sustainability. No genetically modified seeds are used in its cultivation, thus keeping the soil healthy, with a natural balance that attracts beneficial insects to the crop, avoiding the need to use pesticides and insecticides, which are extremely harmful to health (it seems that almost a dozen of the most common pesticides used in non-organic crops are carcinogenic agents).

Soil preparation is done with crop rotation, which conserves more soil moisture; this reduces the use of intensive irrigation.  Natural processes for defoliation should be used for harvesting, discouraging the use of chemical processes.

During the spinning process, natural agents such as non-toxic corn starch are used and for bleaching (if any), safe peroxides are used; avoiding harmful dyes or bleaches. Unlike the production of non-organic cotton where additional chemicals are used including in many cases formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

Although initially, the prices of this natural product may seem more expensive because it requires a higher initial investment, the long term payback is priceless; whereas the consumption of non-organic cotton maintains a system of lower economic, but devastating environmental and social costs.

Why opt for the organic version of this plant?

– To promote fair trade practices, where benefits are shared throughout the value chain.

– Because it guarantees environmental sustainability, avoids intensive cultivation that depletes soils and conserves freshwater sources, flora and fauna and habitat health by not using toxic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides.

– It reduces the risk for producers, traders and consumers of coming into contact with harmful chemicals such as dioxins, chlorine or formaldehyde, and heavy metals such as chromium, copper and zinc.

– It reduces skin allergies, especially for babies.

– Plants are guaranteed to continue to produce their seeds.

– The production of natural and organic cotton reduces carbon emissions compared to non-organic fabrics.

– Because it makes a valuable contribution to preserving the environment for future generations.

– There are more and more options in the clothing and home linen market; using the natural version of cotton is not divorced from style, fashion and trends.

(source: elsilicioorganico.com)

For all of the above, organic cotton with linen is a great option for sustainable knitting.

READ. Important information:

You should keep in mind that artisanal dyeing is not like industrial dyeing. The batches are small, and the intensity and distribution of the colours can vary from one skein to another. If you need the skeins to be from the same dye lot and as similar as possible, please write this in the order notes to take this into account.

It is also important to know that the colours may look different on each screen and that the mix and distribution of colours you receive may differ from the photo because no two skeins are exactly the same.

In any case, no worries! because if when you receive the skeins they are not what you expected, we will start the return process without a problem and at no cost to you.

Washing recommendations:

Hand wash in water at a temperature below 30º with a neutral soap. Dry the garment horizontally to avoid deformation.

Additional information

Weight0,15 kg

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