Figgi Yarns, soft Turkish Cotton Yarns
About Figgi Yarns
A maniacal knitter, I lived in London all my life until I met my husband while on holiday in Istanbul and never looked back since. We continue to live in this richly cultural, beautiful country with our two children. There are so many traditional arts and crafts here, especially created by women, that I just knew I had to work with them.
We design and produce yarn and knitting accessories which are carefully selected from traditional crafts found in Turkey. Living in the Northwest coast of Turkey, meant that we experienced the 1999 earthquake of 7.6 right at the epicentre. Tens of thousands of lives and homes were destroyed. By reaching out to women locally we built a small network of women who had incredible talent and also needed to earn fair living wages to support their families.
Figgi Yarns is produced locally by a small, family spinning business. We ensure that we use only Turkish cottons and local materials. Fair trade and EU standards labour applies to all products.