Handspun Hope Merino Wool Super Bulky yarn is not only amazing yarn, it has an amazing and life-changing story. 120 women in Rwanda, the bulk of whom are surviors of genocide and living with HIV, tend a flock of Merino sheep at the base of a volcano. They care for the sheep and sheer them when it's time. Then they triple wash spin and dye the wool with dyes made from local Rwandan plants. As you empower yourself to knit, you are empowering at risk women. Thank you for choosing Handspun Hope.