It's the last week of Slow Fashion October, and with that comes talking about the origins of the things we make.
Here's what I had to say last year. Since I've been buying less, I really don't have much to add to the online sources. But, I did move this year, so the local-to-me fiber sources have changed.
In this area, alpacas are much more common than sheep. I love both, so I'm still on the lookout for Colorado sheep, but here are a few of the local-to-me alpaca farms:
SunCrest Orchard Alpacas
Alpacas GLC Place
I still stand by the idea that buying local roving is a great way to participate in Slow Fashion October. Alpaca can be a little bit pricier than wool, but it still gives me more miles on my craft dollars than storebought yarn. Above is an alpaca/wool blend that I've been working on spinning for a sweater. Weeks of spinning will get me a sweater's quantity of yarn, and then I'll have the additional time to knit. What's more slow fashion than that?
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