ABOUT GREEN ELEPHANT
Green Elephant are an independent yarn dyeing company producing luxury high quality hand dyed yarn for knitting, crochet and other crafts - let your imagination run wild! They are based in Waterford in the South East of Ireland.
"I fell in love with yarn when I started to crochet after my first daughter was born in late 2013. I quickly became very passionate about all things yarn and this is what led to starting Green Elephant Yarn. I am a stay at home mum to my two girls and run the business around this. I still crochet but spend most of my time dyeing yarn and knitting".
The yarn used the most is superwash merino wool which is imported from Argentina and Uruguay via a mill in the UK. It is ethically sourced and mulesing free. It arrives spun and undyed and is then dyed into a range of colours. Also used are various merino blends; the most popular of which is sw merino and nylon which is perfect for knitting socks.
Elephant Yarns uses (non-toxic/safe) acid dyes with acetic acid + heat to set them. They are then gently and thoroughly rinsed to ensure minimal colour bleeding on washing later.