Earth Day: Discover Sustainable Yarns for Eco-Friendly Crafting!

Earth Day: Discover Sustainable Yarns for Eco-Friendly Crafting!

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd and it intends to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. The world needs change and while holding accountable for our role in the environmental crisis, we also need to think of solutions that everyone can take part in, from individuals to businesses.

EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide” and we at Hoooked, want you to join us in our commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious crafting. With our range of recycled and eco-friendly yarns, including Jute Amazónia and ‘T-shirt’ yarn Zpagetti, you can create beautiful projects while reducing your environmental footprint.
Let's celebrate Earth Day every day by choosing sustainable materials and embracing mindful crafting practices. Together, we can make a positive impact on our planet, one stitch at a time.

Embrace sustainability with Hoooked Yarns

Recycled Textile Yarns

Textile recycling is the process of reusing or repurposing textile materials that would otherwise be discarded as waste. It involves collecting, sorting, and processing old textiles such as clothing, linens, and fabrics to give them new life and purpose.
Textile recycling has numerous environmental benefits, including:

  • reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills,
  • conserving natural resources by decreasing the demand for new raw materials,
  • lowering energy and water usage compared to the production of new textiles.

Additionally, it can support local economies through the creation of jobs in collection, sorting, and processing facilities. Textile recycling can take various forms, including mechanical recycling where textiles are shredded and turned into new fibres, as well as chemical recycling methods that break down textiles into their original components for reuse. Overall, textile recycling plays a crucial role in promoting sustainability and circularity within the fashion and textile industries.

Zpagetti, our iconic T-shirt yarn, is selected by hand and sorted in small runs by colour shade and composition. Then the selected materials are winded into our unique bobbins. Hoooked Zpagetti is truly unique, as new colours are added every day.


Other recycled textile yarns you can find at Hoooked are RibbonXL, Milano, Spesso, Odyssey Lurex, Wavy Blends, Cordino and Soft Cotton DK. They have different yarn weights and textures, offering inspiration for everyone.
These recycled cotton yarns are mechanically pulverised leftovers, mixed to make new colours, spun, twisted, or knitted. We do not additionally dye and the whole recycling process is dye- and water-free. These yarns are all fully recycled from textile remnants. As they are recycled in larger batches, you have a better chance of re-ordering the same colour run.

Eco Barbante MilanoEco Barbante Milano
Eco Barbante Milano
Spesso Chunky Cotton Spesso Chunky Cotton
Spesso Chunky Cotton
Odyssey LurexOdyssey Lurex
Odyssey Lurex
Wavy BlendsWavy Blends
Wavy Blends
Soft Cotton DKSoft Cotton DK
Soft Cotton DK

Plant-based Yarns

Inspired by recycling, we explored other sustainable materials, adding plant-based yarns to our catalogue, like Jute, Eucalyps, Somen and Atlantica. These yarns embody the essence of earth-friendly crafting, as their production tries to ensure a low environmental impact.

Jute AmazóniaJute Amazónia
Jute Amazónia

Jute was the first Hoooked yarn that did not have its origin in recycling but in the natural production of raw fibres. This fair trade fibre is harvested in the Amazon region and is processed by a BCS-certified, sustainably operating family business in Brazil. It’s made without fertiliser or pesticides and it’s available in 7 toxic-free colours. You have the option to select from two different thicknesses - Jute Amazónia (jumbo) and Jute Tossa (light).

Jute TossaJute Tossa
Jute Tossa

Somen, Eucalyps and Atlantica are plant-based DK yarns. Somen is a strong and cool cotton-linen mix, and Eucalyps is silky soft and made from leftover fibres from the harvesting of eucalyptus trees for European paper production. Atlantica is crafted with a blend of Seacell derived from seaweed, recycled and organic cotton fibres.


Ready, Set, Create!

Now that you know more about our yarns, are you ready to embark on your next eco-conscious crafting adventure?
Whether you're drawn to the rich textures of recycled cotton or the natural allure of jute, there's a sustainable yarn waiting to bring your vision to life. So gather your supplies and unleash your imagination!

We would love to see what you’ll make! Share your projects with us by tagging @hoooked.zpagetti and using the hashtag #gethoooked

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