Sometimes, when the things you want aren't made by anyone else, you've just got to do it yourself! That's how Garthenor started, back in 1999. A small flock of sheep and a local mill combined with being able to produce their first-ever yarns.
At the time, no organic standards existed for wool yarns. Garthenor were confident that the way they spun their yarns, starting with organic sheep, through environmentally friendly, traceable spinning was the right way, but it wasn't quite enough. So, by working with the Soil Association, Garthenor helped write the first-ever organic standards for woollen yarns.
In 2003, they became the first company to produce fully certified organic wool yarns - and have never stopped.
Since then, Garthenor has been obsessed with traceable, ethical yarns. Everything they do is certified to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS).
Tangled Yarn are proud to stock Garthenor's yarns.