Life in the Long Grass was born by Caroline Niland from the joy of creating and living in rural Ireland. We are thrilled to welcome this elegant and beautiful brand to Skein Sisters.
"Once we restored our one-hundred-year-old derelict farmhouse, we set up our dye studio in our field so we could live by the values that are important to us: Ethical yarns, local employment, slow living, care, and quality – when all this came together, LITLG was born.
We choose our yarns carefully making sure they come from farms with ethical practices in Uruguay, Peru, England, Argentina, France, and Portugal. These farms are mulesing-free which means fair and humane treatment of their sheep.
We dye with meticulous detail and care to ensure quality and to enjoy the process. This means that all batches are as similar as possible and we enjoy the slow,
stress-free process of creating them.
Our studio is open and bright, purpose-built to let in as much fresh air as possible to ensure a comfortable working environment for our wonderful team of dyers and packers.
We use a mixture of non-toxic acid dyes, low impact fiber reactive dyes, and natural dyes – we set with a food-grade setting agent. We double set to ensure that we don’t have skeins that bleed and we re-use our water to minimize wastage.
Our packaging and labels are all recycled kraft paper and the paper we use in our publications is recycled also.
We dye both non-toxic superwash and non-superwash yarns."
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