THIS IS a work in progress. We're COUNTING ON YOU TO HELP US GROW TO INCLUDE MAKERS, STORES, + PEOPLE WORLDWIDE WHO INSPIRE US AND DESERVE OUR SUPPORT. ECONOMIC POWER TO THESE FOLKS WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

 

YARN

Cashmere People
Yarn That Changes Lives
Fair Trade & Child Labor Free

Clinton Hill Cashmere
Luxury Yarn. Brooklyn-based.
Milled in Italy
Strong female founder

Darn Good Yarn
Recycled Yarn - Vibrant & Exotic
Fair Trade & Child Labor Free

Fully Spun
Indie Dyer
Podcaster: A Knit Soul Podcast

Garn Surr
Hand-Dyed with Meaning
Vibrant Colors Like No Others
Non-Profit based in Norway

Hopkins Fiber Studio
!00% NewMerino™ Wool
nor chemically treated, sustainable,
traceable. Fibers for knitters, spinners,
and weavers.

Hu Made
Indie Dyer | Fiber Artist | Teacher
Yarn and Handwoven Apparel

Lady Dye Yarns
Indie Dyer
Urban Inspired Yarn

 Lani's Lana
Sustainable Yarns and Tops
Fibershed Certified | Climate Beneficial™
online shop

Lola Bean Yarn 
Indie Dyer
Etsy Entreprenuer

Mountain Meadow Wool
Legacy fleece, award-winning yarn
Eco-friendly operations and fair prices for ranchers.

Myak
Born in Tibet, Crafted in Italy.
Luxury Fibers
Every purchase gives back.

Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Multiple Bases
Wholesale and Retail
Business and Social Action

O-Wool
Certified Organic
US Spun and Milled

Peace Fleece
US yarn and fiber company focused
on uniting historic enemies through trade.

Rosy Green Wool
Good for Sheep, Good for the Environment,
and Good for Humans!

Swans Island
Sustainable Sourcing
US Spun and Dyed

The Fiber Co.
People | Profit | Planet
Multiple Bases

The Farmers Daughter Fiber
Hand-Dyed
Online | Brick and Mortar

The Urban Purl
Indie Hand-Dyer
Urban Edge Colors
London-Based

Junkyarn
Indie Hand-Dyer
Inspired by Women
Dyed for Makers

Wool and The Gang
Eco-Friendly
Yarn | Kits | Fashion

Woolfolk
Highest quality wool with ethical, sustainable practices.
Classic, simple patterns.

Urth Yarns
A family owned yarn company specializing in hand dyed natural yarns. Every skein of Urth Yarns plants a tree. Wholesale only

Vegan Yarn
Hand-Dyed in Canada
Committed to Animal and Human rights Environmental Stewardship

STORES

 A Verb for Keeping Warm | Oakland
Online + Brick and Mortar
Yarn, Fabric, Natural Dyes, and Fiber.

Bags by CAB- Yarn Shoppe
Online + Brick and Mortar | Denver
Showcasing Local Artisans
Yarn and Hand-Made Fashion

 Chelsea Yarns
Online + Brick and Mortar | New Jersey
Christina's store is amazing -
she dyes yarn to die for.
Podcaster

Knitty City
Brick and Mortar  | New York
Yarn, Classes, Community Action

Knit With Attitude
Online + Brick and Mortar | London
Eco-friendly + Ethical Yarn
Great Blog

Loop London
Online + Brick and Mortar
Everything Under One Roof
Emphasis on Print / Books

Neighborhood Fiber Co. | Baltimore
Online + Brick and Mortar + Wholesale
Business and Social Action

Port Fiber
Online + Brick and Mortar | Maine
Yarn, Classes and Events
Stockist for Cashmere People

Slip Stitch Needlecraft
Brick and Mortar | New York
Yarn and Fiber | Classes
Community Hub

Sister Arts Studio
Brick + Mortar | Chicago
Chicago's Original "Craft Café"
“Teach Love through the Creative Arts”

Smokestack Dye House
Brick + Mortar | Montana
Home of the Farmers Daughter Fibers

String Thing Studio
Brick and Mortar | New York
Events | Classes
Community and Activism Hub

The Royal Bee Yarn Company
Brick and Mortar | Pacifica, CA
Eco-Friendly Yarn
Carpe Yarn's  LYS and Homebase

CRAFTIVISTS

Cashmere People
Ethical Business that empowers women
 in remote areas of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Craftivist Collective
Changing the world one stitch at a time.
Discover the world of gentle protest.

Garn Surr
Teaching dying techniques to immigrant women in Norway to create jobs, confidence, add joy.

Handspun Hope
Yarn is harvested, spun, and dyed by women in northern Rwanda who are working under fair trade principles that ensure just wages and safe working conditions.

Knitted Knockers
Connecting volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors to offer free knitted knockers.

Knitting Behind Bars
Non-profit sharing the zen of knitting with men behind bars. Recently expanded to the women's prison.

Pangong Craft Center
The Pangong Craft Center is the only cashmere craft center in the High Himalayas dedicated to supporting a semi-nomadic community of 120 families, living  at 14,500'. Beginning with just five spinners a few years back, the center now employs nearly eighty women in the art of spinning and weaving cashmere as an alternative to working on a road crew.

Project Knitwell
Project Knitwell offers knitting as a tool to promote wellness and  help people cope with stressful situations at more than a dozen hospital and community settings.   All of Project Knitwell’s services and supplies are provided free of charge to the people we serve.

The Magic Yarn Project
 501(c)3 non profit based out of Palmer, Alaska. Mission: to bring magic into the lives of children battling cancer and inspire volunteerism to make a difference.

Welcome Blanket
Connects people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth.

The Yarn Mission
The Yarn Mission is a knitting collective that is purposefully Pro-Black, Pro-Rebellion, and Pro-Community for the achievement of Black Liberation.

Yarnementary
Founded by Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits.
Bringing knitting into NYC public schools to teach confidence, concentration, joy.