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Help our boutique yarn shop kickstart our own brand of all natural locally made hand knitting yarns!
Help our boutique yarn shop kickstart our own brand of all natural locally made hand knitting yarns!
Help our boutique yarn shop kickstart our own brand of all natural locally made hand knitting yarns!
144 backers pledged $7,411 to help bring this project to life.

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Stash Select: Fiber for a Friendly Planet

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Hey Yarnies!

JZ here. I started Stash Yarns five years ago to bring great yarns to my local community, and folks have really responded. We've helped literally thousands of people in the Philly burbs knit and crochet mountains of stuff:

Original design!
Original design!

Some people go big:

62 people have made this one in our classes so far!
62 people have made this one in our classes so far!

And some projects are just plain fun:

Knitting for babies is the best!
Knitting for babies is the best!

All of these projects were made with yarns from our shop, but I began to wonder, where were they from before that?? The short answer is, nowhere nearby.

In fact, most yarn comes from places like China and Turkey, which costs American jobs and compromises human rights. And importing the yarn to U.S. distributors who then ship it out to yarn shops all across the country creates more  carbon emissions that damage our environment.

It was time for a better way, and since we couldn't find one, we're creating one!

Farm fresh fiber!
Farm fresh fiber!

Working with a family run fourth generation fiber mill  right here in Pennsylvania,  we're creating our own brand of all natural yarns. Our first product, Stash Select, is a blend of luxury fibers that will be available in 20 fabulous colors.

Our local hero!
Our local hero!

And because it's made locally, we're saving local jobs AND helping the planet. YOU can help, too!

We need to raise $6200 in the next 30 days to make Stash Select a reality. We've come up with some cool rewards to thank you for your support, so please fund this awesome project in whatever amount you can, and please share our campaign with your friends and neighbors.

 THANK EWE!

We support kicking it forward!

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Risks and challenges

A brand new product in any market can face an uphill battle to become established with customers. To overcome this, we have arranged for several popular knitwear designers to create original patterns exclusively for our new yarn.

We don't foresee delivery issues (if the yarn is ready, we can always go pick it up!), and production is expected to be 4-6 weeks. That timeframe perfectly hits the sweet spot of the beginning of the busy fall and winter knitting season.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    We'll thank you for this level of support with an original pattern to use with our awesome new yarn.

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    Thanks for your generosity! For this level of support, we'll pack your original pattern in a super handy Stash tote bag, perfect for carrying around those craft projects you're always working on :)

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    Thank you! We know you'll love our new yarn, so we're sending out a half-skein (140 yds) of it PLUS an original pattern.

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    EARLY BIRD REWARD! Help us get started! The FIRST 50 supporters at this level will receive a full 280 yard hank of this awesome stuff in an EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER ONLY color that will not be available again. You know, because you're special :)

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Grab a chance at stardom! Supporters at this level receive a hank of Stash Select, an original pattern for it, PLUS we'll name a colorway after you, your mom, your dog, your favorite baseball team, you name it. See what we did there?

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    MORE chances for fame and fortune! Well, fame, anyway, when we name an original pattern for you! That's right-in addition to a hank of awesome Stash Select, you can name one of the original patterns being created just for this new yarn. Mom's mitts, Hagrid's Hat, anything you could put in the New York Times, really, so go for it!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    We appreciate your support! Let us thank you with two hanks of our lovely new yarn, two original patterns, AND a chic Stash tote bag to carry it all around in.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You don't knit? No problem--we do! Choose any one of our fabulous colors and we'll custom make a hat or pair of mittens just for you!

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    You're obviously the generous type; let's thank you with a gift YOU can give. Just tell us who you want to lavish more yarnie love on and we'll put together a kit sure to delight any yarn lover, including an original pattern, two hanks of luscious Stash Select, and appropriate needles or hooks, pack it in a stylish Stash tote, wrap it all up and send it off as your gift to someone special. So...someone like YOU!

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    Since we're all about local, nearby backers at this level will enjoy 2 skeins of yummy Stash Select, an original pattern, AND a spot in one of our popular 4-week knitting classes.

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