Green Mountain Spinnery Natural Fiber Yarn – A Worker-Owned Cooperative in Putney, Vermont. Since its founding in 1981, they have been designing and producing richly colored, must-touch classic and contemporary yarns. To this day, their goals remain unchanged: to create yarns of the highest quality, to help sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers. Most of the fibers used — alpaca, mohair, wool, TENCEL®, and organic cotton — are grown in the United States. Every effort is made to purchase directly from individual growers. Unlike most commercial mills, the Green Mountain Spinnery uses no chemicals to bleach, moth-proof or shrink-proof yarns.
We visited the Green Mountain Spinnery and were greeted warmly and were given a tour of the entire facility. We were able to learn about the taking the sheared wool from the lambs and watched the entire process. The machines date back to 1986 and 1916 and were humming along as we toured.
They sell their yarn and knitting supplies online and if you are a knitter, you must visit this spinnery.