OUR EVER-EVOLVING LIST SHOWCASING CRAFTIVISTS
AND MISSION-DRIVEN FOLKS IN THE FIBER COMMUNITY.
A STORE WITH THE HEART of COMMUNITY craftivism and KIndness in NYC.
A for-profit store is not excluded from doing real good in its community and for the planet. Started by Pearl Chin in 2006, Knitty City " is a physical place where the whole knitting community can come together to celebrate working with their hands, explore beautiful materials and colors, and learn from one another." Besides being a hangout for knitters, Pearl has created a place where babies, kids, brothers, sisters, husbands, boyfriends, grandparents could come and feel comfortable.
Knitty City provides a space for community activism and knitting fun. Their blog tells the story of many partnerships, fundraising activities, and good works. They've even moved out of the confines of their brick and mortar store to bring knitting to the their larger community in NYC by their summer knitting events in Bryant Park.
Their yarns, patterns, kits and notions are second-to-none, proving our point that we can practice consumer activism by supporting stores like Knitty City without compromising the yarn-love.