We are proud to announce our partnership with the Plastic Bank, a social enterprise headquartered in Canada which aims to clean up plastic waste from our oceans while providing valuable opportunities for people living in poverty.
Quilters, sewists, and crafters use millions of yards of thread every year to create quilts, garments, accessories, and other works of art. As most weights of Aurifil thread are wound on a plastic spool, this usage generates a high level of excess plastic. While we encourage traditional recycling and creative repurposing of spools, we also know that something more needs to be done. We’ve seen the devastation in our oceans, growing year after year and understand that such a high level of destruction will ultimately have an irreversible effect. We feel strongly about creating a lasting and positive impact on our earth and environment and as such, we’ve taken action.