I won't spend my money purchasing goods produced anywhere other than in fair trade countries, which Turkey is NOT. Labor abuses are rife there with child labor and forced/slave labor in their textile industry. Workers should be paid fairly and treated fairly, no one should be held against their will to work for another. Children belong in school, not laboring in textile mills. Women in Turkey face an ongoing gender equality struggle. That struggle includes inequality in the workforce and in educational opportunities.
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I am with you on this one. I have never purchased anything from Hobbii but I contacted them today and asked if they used yarn produced in Turkey or China. The reply was their yarn is produced in many countries including Turkey and China.
I ordered 12 skiens of Tofutsies sock yarn and it made me cough. I had to give it away. I wonder sometimes if the yarns from some countries may be stored in warehouses that are sprayed with insecticides to prevent infestation. Others have used that yarn with no problems but I won't try it again. Too many other yarns that agree with me.
My doctor prescribed the drug a few years ago but after reading of possible side effects I didn't take it. I know 3 women that took it for several years and developed fractures in the thigh bone which is one of the possible side effect. I thought the drug was to help prevent fractures and not cause them. But, on the reverse side, I have a friend that took Fosamax for 5 years and afterwards her bone density had improved to the point where her doctor discontinued the drug. She did suffer leg pain though all the time she took it. Some studies have also shown that Calcium in postmenopausal women may increase their risk of heart attack. I also stopped taking the calcium with my doctors approval but I still take D3