Baby It's Cold Outside

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It's getting cold out there and some of us have turned on the heat and are looking for something warm and woolly to wear. It's a tricky topic, the sourcing of wool, because with the growing world demand, animals are being raised on a vaster scale, in poorer conditions and their grazing is adding to the desertification of once-fertile plains. It's best to look for home grown wool or at least wool that has a known source. Some designers grow their own but these are serious luxury items.

Chunky is big this year. Ruth Cross makes exquisite hand-knit sweaters and accessories from Scottish wool using British knitters and local studios. Nicky Dupont has a beautiful cable knit cardigan (pictured) with wooden buttons, hand-knit in grey--a perfect (ethical) autumn fashion statement. Buying from a good ethical company can yield some glam stuff too. Favourite treehugger brands such as Traidcraft have belted charcoal cable knit cardigans hand-knit in Peru. People tree has a chunky basket-knit cardigan from Nepal and Karen Cole has a cable cardigan of New Zealand Merino wool. :: new consumer

Baby It's Cold Outside
It's getting cold out there and some of us have turned on the heat and are looking for something warm and woolly to wear. It's a tricky topic, the sourcing of wool, because with the growing world demand, animals are being raised on a vaster scale, in

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