International Women's Day: We celebrate Mon-Sat, March 2 - 7
Every year we celebrate companies that are women run or help women internationally and domestically.
*Each year we partner with From the Mountain, an organization that trains women in Afghanistan how to spin locally grown cashmere. They are paid a living wage and are often head of household.
*Bringing in Alexandra's Art of Yarn hand dyed, hand spun cashmere. Woman owned business and she works with a local spinner to make the yarn.
*Introducing Uneek DK. Urth sources yarn from mills in Turkey that specifically help women and pay them a living wage in Turkey. They plant trees in Africa working against deforestation and reintroducing the art of forest farming successfully taking communities off aid. This largely helps women who are often left behind in villages while men leave for work.
*Introducing Heathered Alpaca from Manos. Manos is a certified Fair Trade company that began as a co op to help women in rural Uruguay and remains so today. This yarn is an expansion into a new fiber, alpaca.