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Feel the difference, make the difference.

So let's start with the bad news

Higher shipping costs

We're going to change and simplify the shipping rates and the "free shipping threshold". For most countries, this means an increase (though for some countries only a slight increase, and for others even a decrease).

I will tell you why, scroll down if you want to know more.

And then there's good news

Pre order KOKON Handspun

Non - superwash
Ultra soft and squishy
Hand spun merino
Qualifies for Large Project Benefits
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Big clearance sale

It's a bit sad... but also fun!
Get these skeins now at a huge discount.

 

approx 30% - or even 50% off!

KOKON Alpaca Worsted Weight.
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KOKON Alpaca Lace Weight
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Nurturing Fibres Kidsilk
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Nurturing Fibres Supertwist DK
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My mother-in-law artfully combined the speckled and semi-solid colours of Supertwist DK, using Roxy's Cafe for the body and Smokey Nights for the cabled border, cuffs and collar 💜
She used 800g of yarn, unfortunately I do not have the pattern for this.
Nurturing Fibres Supertwist Sock
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Manos del Uruguay Alegria
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Check out all the yarn on clearance sale

New shipping rates

The why

We need to keep our business healthy.
Our quite low shipping costs are just no longer feasible. We get more and more small orders of 1 or 2 skeins of yarn, that need to be shipped as a parcel.
At best, we break even on such orders, but mostly we lose money on them. That's fine if it happens only once in a while, because not everything always has to be only about making money. But it's happening too often.
An all time favorite: one or two skeins of Bio Shetland or Bio Balance.
With shipping costs going as low as €2,- in Holland, this was perhaps not surprising 😅
Sustainability, people!
Yes I know, it seems the consumer gets all the responsibility these days. And the guys who can really make a big difference, like the governments and bigshots in charge, seem happy to keep this responsibility focussed on ordinary people.
Still.
There is the cost in resources and transportation to consider. Very small orders require more of everything, related to large orders. More time, more packaging materials, more gas for transportation, etc.

By raising the shipping costs, I do hope to nudge customers to consider carefully. Either to get some more yarn or notions in one order (an extra project/gift for someone/thing you covet but hesitate to buy) - or to think "well that's really too expensive, it can wait".

And if you really want it, it's still possible to order just that one skein, of course.
👍
 
Shipping costs much more.
Nice to know: we do not make money on shipping itself. The actual costs are higher than the amount that we charge.
The charm of a small business.
Yarnz does not have millions to burn. We want to be independent and healthy without big loans from banks. We believe that, in a healthy economy, there must also be room for smaller players. Because it's good for innovation and sustainability if people can choose. (And not only between the big companies, whose investors determine our course only based on quick money.)

We want to be healthy and contribute to a healthy, fair economy.
So go on and fill up that parcel! Or postpone your purchase until you know a destination for 4, 5 or 21 skeins of yarn.

New shipping rates

Per Oct 21

Netherlands:
Shipping costs €4,50 (free shipping on orders over €40,-).

Belgium & Germany:
Shipping costs €6,- (free shipping on orders over €50,-).

United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Sweden:
Shipping costs €8,50 (free shipping on orders over €70,-)

Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain:
Shipping costs €10,- (free shipping on orders over €75,-).

Rest of the world:
Shipping costs €20 (free shipping on orders over €100).

Opulence

Autumn vibes

When beauty, sustainability and comfort come together... 

A contemporary, comfortable silhouette inspired by old motifs from different sources.
Elements from the traditional Romanian blouse, Guernsey knit and purls and fisherman sweater cables honor together a high quality yarn and a pair of skillful hands.

View the knitting kit here.
Photo credits @ Lamailleauxtableaux and the lovely test knitters 💕
Worked in Garthenor undyed, organic Number 3, this is wool at its purest.
Mix & match your own natural colour palettte in our webshop.
View the Opulence knitting Kit

Project Club

Tendresse

Cozy knitting during the long autumn nights and dreaming of windy, salty walks on deserted beaches...

Alina Popovici from La Maille aux Tableaux has designed our next Project Club issue!

Join our Project Club and gradually fill your wardrobe with handmade, sustainable staple pieces.
Swoooooooooooooooooon..! 😍

Coming soon: the Tendresse-for-kiddies
and the Mummy & Baby set
💖
(or Daddy & Baby, or Granny & baby, or... )
Join our Project Club

Breidagen

Dutch knitting Festival

We had a blast! And it was so great to see many of you again and meet new makers in real life!
And both Joos and me absolutely loved our samples of Tendresse... even though we're awkward models... 😅

Next stop: Handwerkbeurs Ghent!

In the spotlight


Sewing as an alternative to the sex trade in India.
With our Make the Change project bag you contribute directly to a woman's journey to freedom.
Knitting Outside the Box: Drape & Fold.
New Bristol Ivy Book.
Ships this Friday.
Pre-order here.
Back in stock: Graphismes knitting kit in the popular colour combination Sea Palette Dark.

View the kit.
Keep your knitting new and fresh with gentle no-rinse detergents.


Check out our Soak and Eucalan.

Coming soon

New colours of Nomadnoos handspun

I hope to really, at last, finally! have them next week... keep an eye on our webshop and social media!

Yarnz agenda

08 - 10 November: Handwerkbeurs Ghent

Thanks for making it all the way to the end

I hope you will gorge on our clearance sale 😄 This will help us make space for new and exciting plans...



With love, Michèle

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