I AM REALLY REALLY ANGRY AND NEED TO RANT.
I have just been reading a thread on Ravelry about mink/cashmere yarn, it works out at £12 per skein.
If the yarn is that cheap then its not going to be top quality ethically farmed cashmere, good cashmere is expensive.
(If you are interested put "Chinese cashmere farming" into google, there are some really informative.)
AND how do you shear a mink???????
Lots of answers to the thread saying "oh isn't it beautiful" and "lovely and cheap"
A couple of people have raised objections and been scorned with millions of disagrees.
Don't people realise or do they just don't care?
And if they don't care, why?
Most people are animal lovers and even the non animal lovers don't want to harm animals.
And the animal issue is just the tip of the iceberg, there is a huge enviromental impact to consider too.
Sorry to rant in riddles, but I have to be careful about what I say.
I'm not naming names, I'm not giving you links, its my own personal opinion and I might be totally wrong in my assumptions, but go read the sites and maybe you will end up ranting too.