Renee & Burt: A Sustainable and Ethical Crochet BrandFrancescaPalange
Renee & Burt is a sustainable and ethical crochet brand who creates eco yarns from textile waste, patterns and kits. We are on a mission to reduce textile waste through our products as well as teach and inspire people on how to reduce their own textile waste, encouraging people to create and upcycle their clothing and love their clothes for longer. We are a zero waste brand from recycling postal packaging to making fabric twine from out of damaged and low quality fabric yarn strands.
Becka is the founder of Renee & Burtt, she has always had a passion for the environment and wildlife. As she was starting to look at ways to reduce waste in her life, she started to look into how she could make an impact in the craft world as creating things has always played a massive part in her life. Having always had a fascination with fabrics but never being very good or confident in sewing Becka took a piece of preloved fabric she had and just felt the urge to cut it up and crochet with it. Once she did that she instantly fell in love with the textures and patterns, and the obsession and experimentation grew from there.
Renee & Burt’s yarns are made from various different materials, saving them from the landfill and giving them a new source of life to create something new and beautiful brings a huge smile to Becka’s face. As the yarns are created from textile waste there can often only be one ball of a certain design available, we believe this makes the yarns even more special, meaning that you own a unique little ball to create a one-of-a-kind item from it to treasure. When you purchase a ball of yarn from Renee & Burt you are not only helping the planet but you are also supporting talented artisans from developing countries earn a living wage and support their families.
Now we don’t know about you but we think that’s one powerful little ball of yarn.
Read all about Renee & Burt and enjoy a lovely crochet tutorial in the Summer Issue 2018.
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