In the very early days of The Knitting Goddess we used to use skein bands. We used to print them out ourselves. Even then it wasn’t a quick job.
Then we moved to having tag labels – and labelling up yarn became one of my least favourite jobs.
With the changes to the business we needed space to get nore information on our labels.
So it’s back to skein bands. This time we won’t be printing them. Instead they turn up in two heavy boxes.
One tiny but highly significant change is the wording of our tag line.
“Luxury yarns hand dyed in Harrogate”
Now it reads
“British yarns hand dyed in Harrogate”
For now everything that we sell will have British wool. At the moment that might include British Falkland, but we’re aiming to have all of our wool grown, processed and spun in the UK by the end of the year. There are amazing UK grown wools out there and it seems mad to ship wool half way round the world when there’s great stuff almost on my doorstep.
The next change to the label is the addition of the new company name.
The final change is that we’ll have more space for the information that used to have to fit onto the back of the tag label. This means we can give you more information about where yarn comes from, where it’s processed and where it’s spun.
It’s all good, and it makes it even easier for customers to see what they’re buying. Until now I’ve been conscious that we can put lots more information on the website, but not everything goes on the label.
To celebrate the arrival of our new labels we’re giving away the scrap ball featured in the photos in this post.
To be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment telling me what you love most about British wool. Comments on the blog are moderated, so if you haven’t commented before it will take a bit of time for your comment to show up.
I’ll pick a random winner on Friday 8th April at 1800. The competition is open to everyone no matter where they live. One entry per person. My decision on the winner is final and no alternative prize will be offered.
UPDATE 8th April – the winner has been drawn – congratulations to comment number 54 which is Sue. Many, many thanks to everyone who entered.