Row House sources its yarns from artisans who work towards sustainability in their yarn creation and dying in different ways. All of our artisans monitor the sourcing of sheep and alpaca fiber and take care to use fibers from non-mulesing farms. If they are using plant-based fibers, they often look to the treatment of workers who process that fiber.
They also look for other ways to minimize the impact of their yarn production, such as by minimizing the use of chemicals, re-using water, using recycled materials (including in yarn), and sourcing locally when possible. A number of the yarns we carry are certified organic, an additional step some yarn dyers can take if they are large enough to go through a certification process. Each artisan decides how to balance these issues for themselves, and we share with you information about their products in their product descriptions.
We also seek to source our needles and notions from sustainable sources where possible. We will continue to monitor our products and sourcing and will look to continue to improve our products to lessen our environmental impact and improve sustainability where we can.
Finally, the core of Row House is you. We have developed KnitSchool - an innovative method of digital learning designed to fit into your busy lives - to inspire you on your schedule. Our community activities will be built around places and events that we think will allow you to connect with people, be creative, and have some fun. Just as Row House's founders met at a knitting night, we hope that you will make some lifelong friends through Row House.