Join the Green Gang and Heal the Wool

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Friends of the Earth, Vivienne Westwood, DIY knitting brand Wool and the Gang and a host of eco influencers have all joined the Green Gang, a collective urging environmental change.

Ethical fashion pioneer Orsola de Castro, Ella Grace Denton and Jemma Finch from Stories Behind Things, fashion writers Lucy Norris and Tamsin Blanchard, Knit Aid founder Shahnaz Ahmed, eco events gurus Selina Donald and Ruth Weldon from The Bulb, British menswear designer Bethany Williams, Elizabeth Farnell – AKA activist Glacier Girl – and Liz Hutchins, Director of Campaigning Impact at Friends of the Earth, have all joined Dame Vivienne and Wool and the Gang Founder Jade Harwood to spread the word about #GreenGang. Check out what's happening online.

You can also wear your green heart on your green sleeve: Wool and the Gang's new Heal the Wool Collection is set to raise £50,000 for Friends of the Earth. Six tonnes of excess wool fibres that would have gone to landfill in Peru have been hand-sorted into colours, combed, spun into knitting wool and packaged up ready for your needles.

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It's 100 per cent recycled, saving over 48,000 litres of water that would normally be used in the dyeing process.

Wool and the Gang says 'the yarn is soft and chunky' and varies from extra fine merino to highland wool. You can buy it in a range of colours to make whatever you like with it, but it's also available as part of twelve of the Gang's kits including the beginner-friendly Don't Stop Scarf (pictured). Thirty per cent from every ball in the Heal the Wool range will go to Friends of the Earth.

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