“On some level the (large-scale) craft industry and the textile industry share the same supply streams until the final stages,” Dale Washburn, founder of yarn company Bellatrista, says in an email. “That is, the production of the raw fiber, the large-scale dyeing, etc. are indistinguishable. They only really diverge when the finished fiber/thread is spun into yarn or sent to be woven into cloth and sewn into garments. So, maybe the craft yarn industry avoids many of the issues associated with the garment industry, but the raw materials and the inputs are largely the same.” Find out more about how the be more sustainable.