Ann Budd’s newest recently became available and I couldn’t be more thrilled that one of my designs is part of it. It is the all-(north) American hoodie and it is knit out of my very own St-Denis Nordique.
What makes Nordique ‘green’ is where it comes from – it is indeed all north American, right down to the wool used. Because the majority of wool used today originates from Australia, China and New Zealand, much of what can be purchased on local store shelves has an elevated ‘ecological footprint’. An ecological footprint is calculated in terms of what strains a product, company or individual inflicts on the environment by their demands on resources – naturally, if a product van be purchased locally instead of being imported from overseas, then the demands on the environment are thus lessened. A balance is key, as it is with eating foods grown locally: it doesn’t mean a Canadian household should stop eating bananas entirely, but it doesn’t really make sense for the same household to buy Mexico grown tomatoes in july. Likewise with yarn – why import what we can produce right here?
But enough about Nordique: please sure to visit Ann’s own blog as well the other blogs on the Knitting Green blog tour:
June 11th: Kimberley Hansen
June 12th: Sandi Wiseheart
June 13th: Carmen Hall (guest writing on Ann Budd‘s blog)
June 14th: Katie Himmelberg
Be sure to also visit the previous stops on the tour:
Finally, if you plan on being in Columbus this weekend, be sure to visit Classic Elite’s booth!