Handspun Hope Ethiopian Cotton Sport Weight yarn is not only amazing yarn, it has an amazing and life-changing story. This Ethiopian cotton is spun on drop spindles by women in Ethiopia. Then 120 women in Rwanda, the bulk of whom are surviors of genocide and living with HIV, ply and dye the cotton with dyes made from local Rwandan plants. As you empower yourself to knit, you are also empowering at risk women. Thank you for choosing Handspun Hope.