OUR STORY: RECREATING BEAUTY FROM THE ORIGINS OF OUR BEING
The Fertile Crescent, the Cradle of Civilizations: Mesopotamia, the area in which the earliest known human civilization on earth emerged. Where people first cultivated wheat and livestock, helping our ancient ancestors realize they could grow food and produce organic textiles 13,000 years ago. Looking back at the abundant lands of Mesopotamia while following in the footsteps of our ancestors, we have started a journey that is rooted in quality, sustainability, and culture.
As Urth Yarns, we’ve dedicated ourselves to producing exquisite quality, hand dyed natural yarns. Knitting and crochet, hand crafts able to stand the test of time, have always been part of our culture and media for artistic aspiration.
In nature nothing is perfect, yet everything is. As we are inspired by this harmonious individuality, we work every day to advance the dyeing techniques we use, always taking them one step further. We draw upon the abundance of ingredients our Earth offers us, turning them into surprising colors and imperfect beauty. Our Harvest line is hand-dyed with fruits, nuts, and roots, yielding a timeless palette of earthy shades and resulting in a series of products that are genuine yet coherent. The process itself is fulfilling and rewarding, but nothing exceeds the feeling of seeing a beautiful, unexpected color showing up.
All our collections are crafted meticulously by the hands of talented women in our Mersin and Istanbul studios. We also strive to create means to employ as many as we can through our sample-making program. In a world of machinery and mass production, the passionate, skillful, and most importantly human touch of these women maintains the authenticity, sincerity, and responsibility that Urth as a brand stands for.
In our mission to sustain and give back, we have partnered with Trees for the Future, helping them keep the planet clean and green by making sure our business is a means to that goal. Thanks to this vital collaboration, the sale of each skein of Urth Yarns plants a tree.
The feeling of comfort, warmth, and safety brought by a strand of wool, a soothing meditation through the calm practice of hand crafts, motivates us day after day while driving us to work tirelessly to create designs that reflect the beauty of our planet.
Mother Nature smiles at us in all her bright colors, and we collectively celebrate her with our community of talented artisans.