Trying needles of different brands is our common hobby, I'm so sure of that. In order to finished the top part of Op. 7 hat, I got some Brittany double-pointed needles from a local yarn store.
Made out of birch wood, the selling point of Brittany is their ambition to save the earth. Please take a look at their statement:
All wood used by Brittany comes from strictly regulated forests or small woodland owners in the United States ensuring proper environmental logging practices and selective cutting for maximum reforestation.
As a San Franciscan, I am more than happy to use some local products. Brittany is made in California.
The first thing I notice is the light weight of this set of needles-energy saving, nice. somehow expected that the needles would be more well polished. And I would like to knit with sharper tips. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I hope that, in the future, that there are more advanced technology in supplies and tools making served exclusively and particularly for knitting.
Anyhow, I am happy to know that that there are businessmen concerned of the life of our earth. It's never a sin to be eco-friendly.
P.S. I just finished a hat for sale on Etsy with this set of needles. Do feel free to check this out. ^_________^