U.K made woolen string
Got me a new favourite string!
“twool® twine is a strong, soft and subtle British wool alternative to imported jute. Wool is one of the oldest naturally occurring fibres around, it’s a practical material – it lasts, we grow it well in this country, it’s renewable, super sustainable and is currently an underused natural resource.”
“A versatile garden twine made from Dartmoor wool. Super sustainable, socially-responsible and environmentally sound twool twine is strong enough for traditional garden use yet soft enough for floristry, crafts and gifts.”
twool® twine is a strong, soft and subtle British wool alternative to imported jute. Wool is one of the oldest naturally occurring fibres around, it’s a practical material – it lasts, we grow it well in this country, it’s renewable, super sustainable and is currently an underused natural resource.
It’s made in the U.K.from British wool and comes in different colours. See the full range and buy from the website
Getting plastic free string can be hard work. It’s easy enough to get biodegradable plastic free string – go for jute, cotton, hemp, sisal, linen and avoid manmade fibers such as nylon and polyester.
Getting it unwrapped however can be a chore. Most big shops sell it plastic wrapped! As they sell everything plastic wrapped. I find it best to search out small hardware stores and market stalls. Even then it is scarce so whenever I see some I buy it.
NB check the bobbin. Once swooped triumphantly on some jute string only to realise later it had a blue plastic inner. How I missed that I don’t know!
My string collection now includes
white cotton from Marsh Hardware shop, Marsh, Huddersfield
brown jute from Todmorden Market
very nice string from a stationers in France.
Think I am OK for now! However if I needed some more string I could go to Pound land. I have seen these and they are plastic free. You can find a store near you via the website.
Fred Aldous Manchester
multicoloured cotton on cardboard tube form Fred Aldous. Check out their fantastic craft store and website
They also sell Nutscene string. You can buy this jute (?) string in a tin or loose. It comes in a range of vibrant colours.
You can also buy string in a tin from the shop at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It comes plastic free and unpackaged.
If you can’t get to Yorkshire or Manchester, you can get it direct from the manufacturers (lovely website wide range of products), or from Amazon.
I have never bought on line so I don’t know if it comes plastic wrapped. Do check.
You can go to wool shop and buy knitting cotton.
Being committed to local shopping, I prefer to buy that way whenever possible. I would encourage you to do the same. One of the joys of living plastic free is mooching round the local shops seeing what you can source.
If you can’t buy local please do check the links above to the suppliers and buy direct from them and support their online businesses.
If you can’t do that then you can buy String from Amazon – see a wide range here.
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