At Insouciant Fibers, we strive to reconnect fiber artists with the history of their craft and the animals that make it possible. To do this, we produce minimally processed artisan yarns in small batches for knitters, spinners and weavers. We source our raw materials from local farms in the Pacific Northwest, hand-select the wool and fleece that go into our products and work with local mills to turn the fleece into unique yarns. Our yarns are typically produced in breed specific lots from individual farms. Because we value the authentic fiber experience, we do not dye our yarns. Rather, we blend fleeces of different hues to create the palette of our products – ranging from lustrous creams to smoky greys, chocolate browns and deep blacks. To foster the connection between our end consumer and the source of their purchase, our labels typically provide detail on not only the breed of animal (e.g., sheep) that produced the fleece, but often the location of the farm and the names of some of the animals within the flock. We tie that information back to our website, where we offer our customer the opportunity to “meet the sheep” that produced the yarn – on a designated portion of the site that describes the farm, shows pictures of the flock and outlines some of the history and characteristics of that type of fiber. Because of our small-batch approach to our yarns, each lot is unique and of limited quantity. Through this approach, we are able to position our products as luxury items. We sell primarily to select yarn stores in the Western United States and throughout the world over the Internet. You can find our yarns at Churchmouse Teas and Yarns on Bainbridge Island, WA and Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, WA and here on our website shop.