Just as our green status affects our cooking of slow food, our environmental commitments lead us to love our handmade "slow clothes."
Some of us are committed to finding responsibly-raised sheep and spinning their fleeces without added chemicals and without the use of fossil-fuel-based power. A spindle or a spinning wheel in our own hands can give us such a sense of pleasure and appreciation. Natural dyes--made from plants we raise in dye gardens or we collect wild--add to the low-impact nature of natural knitting.
What a joy it is when I see other people finding ways of combining their love of fiber with their love of the environment:
(This example of "a-knit-mation"--along with a little bit of information about this film and also a few other examples of aknitmation--can be found over at TikkunKnitter.)