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Farm to Fashion: Nuna Knits

Peggie Ehlers is the owner of Nuna Knits, one of the vendors participating in the inaugural In the MKNG event.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Peggie Ehlers is the owner of Nuna Knits, one of the vendors participating in the inaugural In the MKNG event. For Peggie, Nuna Knits isn’t just a business; it is a way of life. As a maker of yarn of all things wool, her world is enveloped with knitting, researching trends, spinning, teaching, and creating breed specific blended yarns and garments for the Nuna brand, private industry designers and farmers.

Peggie is an advocate of the farm-to-fashion movement. The movement supports knowing where and how your wool and cotton fibers are sourced and made. The movement emphasizes sustainable agricultural practices, buying organic and local, and the humane treatment of garment workers and animals. She has helped sheep famers grow their businesses by educating them about their livestock and how to manufacture the raw wool that they produce. Peggie’s knowledge of the world’s plant and animal fibers, art and science of hand-spinning in addition to her ASI wool classer certification, enables her to design products from specific wool breed types and plant varieties that incorporate all that we live with in fashion and lifestyle.

Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

The farm-to-fashion ideals are even embedded in her company name. “NUNA” is a Native American name meaning “OF THE LAND”. All of the items sold support the growing desire to BUY LOCAL and BUY NATURAL.

When you get to the festival, Nuna Knits will be there with their product line offerings of farm produced yarn from local farmers, breed specific yarns, milled production yarns, hand spun yarns, vintage restoration mid-century woolens, USA made alpaca socks, wooly washers, Nuna’s hand-made knitting tools and limited addition hand knits. Learn more at www.nunaknits.com.