Malabrigo was started by two brothers-in-law in 2005. At first, they used a simple kitchen pot to dye their yarn. From these humble beginnings, a large but still family run wool business took root. The company is located in Uruguay, South America and produces soft fibre yarns with colours that are inspired largely by nature.
Malagrigo’s yarn is hand-dyed and comes in a wide range of colours and varieties. The company is famous for championing equal pay for women in Peru and providing them with opportunities.
Malabrigo yarn is hand-dyed, which means that there might be some variation from skein to skein. Because of this, we recommend alternating skeins every one or two rows when knitting to avoid colour pooling.
Is Malabrigo eco-friendly?
Malabrigo try to minimise the use of chemicals in yarn production. They are also trying to reduce their water consumption. According to their website, they meet the Oeko-Tex 1907/2006 CE standards.
Where is Malabrigo yarn made?
Malabrigo yarn is made in Peru. The wool is sourced from free-range, mulesing-free sheep in Uruguay. The alpaca they use is from Peru and the silk is from suppliers in Italy.
What does the name ‘Malabrigo’ mean?
Malabrigo literally means ‘bad shelter.’ The owners say they imagine ‘Malabrigo’ as an imaginary place with inhospitable weather where the people need cosy yarn to keep warm.
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