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New eco-friendly yarn made from recycled plastic launched

New Wave yarn launched made from recycled plastic bottles

Wool and the Gang have launched a new eco-friendly yarn made from recycled plastic to help crafters reduce their plastic waste, while creating their next project.  

New Wave is made with a cotton casing which is filled with a fibre made from recycled plastic bottles, with each 100g ball containing the equivalent of three recycled bottles. It is a soft and squishy breathable yarn, that is also machine washable.  

The yarn is made up of 47% recycled plastic bottles, and 53% cotton. 

Wool and the Gang founder Jade Harwood said: “Finding a way to use recycled plastic in a yarn that is both really good to knit with and doing its bit for the planet has been a mission of mine since I started Wool and the Gang. Together with our Gang, we are finding ways to use our passion for knitting with small steps to help protect our planet.” 


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