Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Joint Venture Knitting Needles

I love working with wood knitting needles. Some of my favorite knitting needles I found at a local store in town. These joint venture knitting needles are made from birch and maple milled in Maine, which are then pointed, assembled and painted by artisans in Russia. All of this is done in the name of peace. Started in Porter Maine, the local Peace Fleece yarn Company, is committed to helping historic enemies cooperate and prosper through trade.
The Peace Fleece offices are in a barn on a sheep and horse farm in the small, rural town of Porter in the foothills of southwestern Maine. Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that through trade they could help diffuse the threat of nuclear war. Since then Peter has journeyed through eastern Europe, central Asia and the Middle East in search of farmers and shepherds who are willing to set aside historic enmities in exchange for opportunities leading to mutual understanding and economic interdependence.

I highly encourage you to check out their catalog. It is chock full of amazing, sustainable, peace oriented products that will make an impact on the world through your buying choices.

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