All too often, in today’s society, we opt for cheaper and convenient over preferred and long lasting. This goes from what rugs we put on our floors, to the placemats that decorate our tables to the blankets that cover our beds. Sure, stores that buy in bulk quantities can get you comforter sets for $60 but what are they going to look like after six months? Why spend hours knitting your grandchildren special clothing if the “assorted fibres” pull apart at the slightest tug?
What you want is something natural: wool, cotton, silk or linen preferably manufactured into cloth or yarn in/from your own country. This ensures certain consumer safety standards are being followed and also labour and agricultural laws. It provides larger economic benefits and aids in keeping our carbon footprint smaller. Plus, using natural fibres helps preserve cultural and heritage elements in our societies and also promotes the development of new technological advancements as well.