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Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor Quince and Company. In the words of Pam Allen:
"At Quince & Company, we sell handknitting yarn mostly sourced and spun in the US. We use wool from American sheep and the yarn is spun in New England. We're committed not only to 'local' yarns, but to fibers yarns that are grown/made responsibly in other parts of the world--if we can't source the same thing here. E.g., we import an organic linen yarn--the fiber is grown in Belgium and the yarn is spun in Italy. Our basic wool line consists of four yarns all in different weights and structures--all come in 37 colors. And we also have an American wool/silk blend."
You can follow along through the Quince & Company blog as well!
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Quince & Company: We're approaching our 1-year anniversary! The day we launched our website, we weren't yet hooked up to the internet at the warehouse--where we waited to fill our first orders. We had to take a laptop to Starbucks to see if anyone had placed an order. They had! Very exciting.
SouleMama: Tell us what you envision and dream for the future of your business.
Quince & Company: We'd love to see some kind of commercial, medium-scale textile industry return to New England and the northeast. Very little remains of equipment and knowledge, but given a demand, spinners and dyers could expand their businesses and pass on their expertise and a good living.
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job? The most challenging?
Quince & Company: Keeping up with the minutia of running a small business and at the same time keeping the big picture in mind. It's as important to plan 6 months in advance as it is to ship the day's orders. But it's harder to feel the pressure to think a ways out.
SouleMama: Tell us about your customers.
Quince & Company: We have customers from all over the world. We've shipped to Korea, Taiwan, Beijiing, Japan, Tanzania, New Zealand, Aurstralia, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, the UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and more.
SouleMama: How are your children incorporated into your business?
Quince & Company: My son is in his mid-twenties and studying green design. He's taken a keen interest in the business--how to be successful and true to our ethic: making an American and/or organic earth-friendly product, and selling it for an affordable, competitive price.
For today's giveaway, Quince & Company is generously offering the following gift to one lucky winner:
~ 6 skeins of Quince & Company yarn in a limited edition Quince Tote!
(your choice of yarn/color(s))
In addition, Quince & Company is offering 10% off your next order when you sign up for their e-letter (found in the upper right hand corner on the home page). To redeem, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org telling them you've signed up, and they'll send you a code to enter.
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Thank you to Quince & Company!
To enter, please leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please). Comments will close on Sunday by 8am EST. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced here in this post by Monday evening.
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what a great company and what a great giveaway! Pls count me in!!
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