There are lots of great items you can make using organic cotton yarn. These washcloths are just one option. Other items include dishcloths, makeup removers, pots-and-pan scrubbers (a great alternative to sponges) and coasters (to keep your coffee table dry).
My aunt is a crafty gal, and she gifted my wife and I some organic cotton dishcloths last year. We love them. They are sturdy and good looking too. You just throw them in the washer and dryer and they come out looking like new.
What is organic cotton? According to the Organic Trade Association, “Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.”
In 2007, the top ten organic cotton producing countries were (in order of rank) were Turkey, India, China, Syria, Peru, the United States, Uganda, Tanzania, Israel and Pakistan. (Source: Organic Exchange)
I used my favorite internet search engine today and found several knitted and crocheted items and some yarn suppliers too. Here are just a few:
Face cloths, makeup removers
Knit for Brains
So, the next time you pick up your needles or hook, why not try organic cotton? I think you’ll like the results.
Image: Squirrel Cottage on flickr.com under Creative Commons License