recent launch, The
celebrating World Fair Trade Day on the 9th
May with an all-ethical
issue, with every aspect of the magazine using organic or ethical
products and patterns.
sale today, and printed on environmentally-approved Forestry
Stewardship Council paper; every pattern is knitted in an organic or
ethical yarn, each new product featured has ethical credentials, and
the garments and accessories for the photoshoot were as ethically
sound as possible. The team even recycled their teabags whilst
putting the issue together!
living guru, Lucy Siegel – who writes for The Observer and is a
reporter for The One Show on BBC TV contributes a feature on how
knitters can make an informed choice when buying yarn. Lucy helps
knitters to understand how to be a better consumer even in these
difficult times, with advice on chemical usage, cruelty-free
production, knitting with plant fibres and keeping it local.
patterns using organic or ethical yarns include a Moroccan-inspired
tunic by Martin Storey, embroidered socks by Lucinda Guy, a feminine
tie-fronted cardigan by Amanda Crawford, and a 1940s fitted top
brought up to date with modern yarns and fitting.
Bernard, Editor of The Knitter said:
we discussed doing an ethical issue it was very important to us that
we could turn our whole issue over to ethical principles and not just
pay lip service to the idea. Our readers will be able to see
how the choices they make can have a really positive impact. Ethical
living is extremely important to me and I am very proud of what we
have achieved in Issue 5 of The Knitter.”
features include inspiring patterns from around the world, a
techniques Masterclass on short-row shaping, a competition to raise
money for Macmillan Cancer Support and an exclusive column from the
stars of America’s blogging scene, Mason-Dixon.
5 of The Knitter is on sale now, priced at £5.99.
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