About Isager yarns

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ISAGER YARNS are primarily classic qualities for hand knitting, machine knitting, crochet and embroidery. All yarns are pure natural fibres, and the undyed yarns are well suited for plant dyeing. Yarns marked with * in the following list, are suitable for machine knitting and can be used together when knitting textured or multi coloured patterns. All yarns are suitable for felting.

THE COLOUR RANGE is chosen so that all colours match – also across yarn qualities. We rarely change our colour range, as it consists of BASIC COLOURS, which will always contain trend colours.

SPINNI – TVINNI – JENSEN YARN are spun in Denmark.
Apart from the dyed colour range, we offer a natural colour range consisting of 3 greyscale colours, which are a mix of wool from black and white sheep (s-colours), 2s – 3s – 4s, and a brown scale; 6s – 7s – 8s.
Colours 0, 2s, 3s contain no dye/colouring.
The brown scale yarns are dyed. Tvinni has dye in colour 2s or 3s. This also applies to Spinni, Jensen Yarn, Alpaca 1 and Alpaca 2. Colours 0, 2s and 3s are well suited to plant dyeing or re-dying with other colorings.

ALPACA 1 and ALPACA 2 are spun in Peru and are obtainable in the natural colour range and an undyed quality: ECO yarns. These yarns are 100% undyed and have not been chemically treated for dyeing.

ANIMAL WELFARE
It can be difficult for our suppliers to document animal welfare, because the wool comes from different livestocks. But our wool suppliers experience, just like we do, an increasing interest in traceability, quality and not least animal welfare.
Together they are working on an ethical standards mark which documents that the wool, from sheep to end product lives up to the high demands for quality for which we have always been advocates. We hope to soon be able to use this mark on all our yarns.

One of our wool suppliers writes the following:
Our direct contact with the farms gives us obvious advantages as far as quality is concerned, because we are able to track each batch of wool back to the farm where it came from. We only accept wool from farms which comply 100% with our demands for ‘Best Farming Practises’ and ‘Animal Welfare’. This means that we can guarantee that all wool sold with our ethical standards mark comes from sheep which have not been subjected to e.g mulesing.
Furthermore, we guarantee that we, before washing the wool, tests every single batch to ensure that all batches used for your entire delivery match 100% with the quality standards set by you for your type of wool.
Finally, we guarantee that all batches are washed using an eco-friendly laundry detergent and that the wool has not been bleaching, as both these factors are important for the environment.

DYING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
The dyes used for all our yarns comply with all existing rules and requirements and they are rigorously tested for unwanted and harmful substances. The fixation rate is high – approx. 95 – 98% and hence only a small amount of dye is needed, so both the impact on the environment and water wastage are reduced.