Arctic Wool

Perspectives on Sustainable Craft Practices


  • Fabiola Hernandez Cervantes University of Lapland


wool craft, sustainability, endemic sheep, natural dyeing, Arctic


This research presents the work of two women, a crafter and a farmer, and considers connections between people working with textiles, sustainable processes, local economy, traditional knowledge, and roles within the craft sector in the Finnish Arctic and Circumpolar region. Two qualitative interviews were conducted in Finland: one with a textile-dyeing artisan using sustainable processes and another with a farmer and yarn crafter. Crafters and farmers preserve heritage skills in the textile field, valuable to the continuation of traditional knowledge. Their network has an environmental impact on the craft sector, helping to preserve endemic breeds of sheep.

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How to Cite

Hernandez Cervantes, F. (2023). Arctic Wool: Perspectives on Sustainable Craft Practices . Research in Arts and Education, 2023(2), 85–98.