I’m still fairly new to the world of knitting and fiber arts in general, so I hope I’m not asking an inappropriate question : is it ok for an individual to buy a few undyed skeins in one place and commission an indie dyer to dye them? That would be for personal use only.
I knit mainly non-Superwash and minimally-processed yarns. That means that I buy mostly from small commercial brands or small producers that make or carry these types of yarns, and almost never from Indie dyers, because in my country (France) most of them work on Superwash bases that I (really) dislike. Particularly SW merino - which feels like 80% of the indie market in France. I found an indie dyer who I know loves rustic wool as well, but she too offers almost only SW bases, otherwise she can’t make a living. Since I really do love her work, I was wondering if I could just provide her with the yarns I want. I have 0 intention to learn how to dye yarn myself.
I’m not asking whether or not it is legal, because the answer might be country-specific (but if you have insights on the legal aspects, that’s interesting too). I wonder about the ethics of it. Any thoughts?