At EWE, we strive to foster a making community that values diversity and practices inclusion, because we believe creativity is best-realized when makers share skills and build community across differences, and not in spite of differences. We do our best to not discriminate on the basis of race, age, body size or ability, gender or gender expression, sexuality, religion, or immigrations status.
We also recognize that some groups are more historically-marginalized in the fiber arts world than others, and that, as a local yarn and fabric shop, it is our responsibility to heed their voices and actively work to change our business and making practices to better serve them. Here, we are specifically referring to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), plus-size folks, and LGBTQ+ folks.
To that end, we invite collaborations with designers, yarn dyers, and other fiber artists that specifically aim to rectify these historical inequalities in the fiber arts community. Specifically, we are happy to offer:
- Discounted fabric for pattern testers for companies with inclusive (plus-size) size ranges
- Discounted yarn for test knitters for designers from historically-marginalized groups (BIPOC)
We are also happy to consider other types of collaboration. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via email@example.com if you have an idea for a collaboration beyond what we have listed here!
Thank you for helping us build a greater, more empowered and empowering makers community.
Deren & the EWE Fibers Family