From the Mountain
This yarn makes you purr! We only bring the handspun cashmere in once a year... So this is your chance!
Even as much as we love the yarn, we love what this company does even more. Sadly, 99% of the wealth from cashmere used to leave Afghanistan. The fiber was poorly collected, bought for pennies on the dollar, and finished in other countries where all the wealth was collected.
Abdul Basir Hotak created a process to better shear the goats, clean the fiber, and prepare it for spinning. He and From the Mountain have worked to train over 100 women in cottage industries to hand spin the yarn. Every yarn you buy was spun on a drop spindle!!
Spinning cashmere provides women with a well paid job, they are able to be head of household and raise a family. Most of these women have been widowed by war or divorced and there are very few options in Afghanistan for legitimate work for women.
AND, you will LOVE the yarn!!! It comes only in 4 colors and is all undyed. Supplies are very limited...
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