The duo behind Chetnanigans teamed up to identify numerous small problems that plague crocheters (and knitters) and to come up with wood-based solutions for resolving those problems. Their work is ingenious and I was really happy to get a chance to test out a few of their products for myself.
I’ve been enjoying watching Creators of Tomorrow, a ten episode documentary show available on Vimeo that follows the journeys of three social enterprises that are trying to better the world. Specifically, I’ve been interested in the story of Haiti Babi, a fair trade knit and crochet organization started by two Seattle women that employs mothers in Haiti to help keep their children out of orphanages.
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I recently discovered the chunky crochet baby blankets made by Peanut Tree. They’re simple and yet they are cozy and contemporary. I’m a fan!
For today’s 2013 Awesome Crochet Blogger Awards I’d like to give an award for the best blog from a crochet-related business. This year’s award goes to Wood & Wool Stool.
There’s currently a Kickstarter Project for a fair trade crochet company helping crafters in Cambodia. They’ve been doing fair trade knitting until now and recently decided to also launch a crochet section of their business.