We're Dyeing to Work With You!
At KnitCrate, we know that dyeing yarn is a passion, process, and an art: it's also a lot of work. We appreciate the excitement and fun that independent yarn dyers bring to our fiber-loving community members, and have recently restructured how we collaborate with dyers to make sure partnerships with KnitCrate are lucrative and rewarding. We offer some different ways to collaborate that can help dyers of any level get their yarn into the hands of knitters and crocheters.
Artisan Pop Up Shop Features
Each month in our shop, we feature different Artisan brands. This includes small-scale farm businesses, commercially dyed businesses trying to get their start, or an indie dyer of any scale. Our team works with you to develop a custom offering and release plan, complete with designs in both knit and crochet to accompany your design, professional photography and beautiful marketing images. We purchase the yarn from you and put it in our pop-up shop for the featured month.
Yarn Support Program
We know that you are an artist, and what you add to a yarn goes far beyond where it begins. That's why we've partnered with select mills to produce a range of high quality, cruelty-free (mulesing-free) yarn bases that are ideal for dyeing with natural or acid dyes through our sister brand, Dyer Supplier.
If you're interested in coordinating a feature with us for a pop-up shop or special event, we're happy to offer the yarn for featured dyers entirely free of charge--handling your sourcing and shipping to and from our warehouse. We pay a fee per skein for your custom dye work.
There are additional opportunities throughout the year to be a part of KnitCrate's excitement and buzz, especially around the December & November holiday season. We're always looking for special partnerships for this time of the year, and if you've got an idea, we'd love to hear it!
Marketing & PR
There are many additional benefits to working with KnitCrate, aside from putting your work in the hands of our members. We have a robust and dynamic social media presence that will draw attention to your brand during the month of your feature. (Find us on Instagram, Ravelry, Facebook, and more!)
KnitCrate has a dedicated marketing and social media team that will coordinate with you and get your information out there to our audience during and after the month you are featured. We love to coordinate cross promotions as well, so if you have ideas for giveaways, special pattern sales, or other marketing plans to celebrate your feature, let's get in touch.
We believe in being a part of the community and connecting our dyers with designers and customers as much as possible. In the future, we'll be hosting events and workshops and our previous partners and collaborators will get first dibs on placements and participation.
Are you ready to work with us?
Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about your business and ideas for collaboration and we'll get back to you quickly!