Peace Fleece yarn will dramatically soften and fluff up with washing and use. Peace Fleece, founded in 1985, worked to cooperate with Russian farmers. Beginning in 2010, they began cooperation with the Navajo Nation. They currently work with Navajo ranchers to offer fair market prices for wool raised by families in the Navajo Nation. The yarn is great for lightweight sweaters, hats, mitts and the colors, milled at Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire, are unusual and beautiful!