Our Declining Wool Sweater Population
(Make sure you read to the end to find out how to get 20% off my current stock of Cuddle-Up Sweater Blankets!)
I don't know if you've noticed, but the number of wool sweaters that can be found in your neighborhood Goodwill Store has been declining. I'm not really sure why. Maybe there are others out there who love to create new treasures with them. Maybe they're holding on to their woolen treasures. Maybe people just aren't buying the wool, and are choosing synthetics instead (ewe, I mean, yuck). Sorry to all the synthetic lovers out there, I know some of you can't wear animal fibers, I just prefer the natural stuff. In fact, I am wearing my cuddly wool sweater, alpaca socks, and woolen clogs right now.
Aside from my personal choice in clothing, this shortage intimately effects my business. I'm not the only one, I have heard others speak of the same thing. I love creating blankets, bags, and pouches from sweaters! It's fun to browse local consignment and thrift stores searching for treasures. I will continue to do this, but these resources are just getting harder to find. So, I've had to make some tough choices. Unfortunately, the blankets just had to go.
I can hear some of you saying, "NO! Those blankets are amazing!" Agreed, they are amazing, but the average throw/blanket takes approximately 15 sweaters to create. That's a lot of sweaters, and I just can't consistently find enough. I will continue to create smaller pouches and bags - mainly phone sleeves and small tech bags. In addition to lambswool, I can also use more merino and varied animal fiber sweaters for these. Softness isn't as much of an issue.
Once the blankets in the shop are gone, they will not be returning. Publicly at least. If you want one though, shoot me an email and see if I can make one especially for you. Or follow Rosy Toes Designs on Facebook - if I get the urge, I may just make another and list it there only.
ALL CUDDLE-UP FELTED SWEATER BLANKETS ARE ON SALE DEC 3-5. 20% OFF WITH CODE, "Dec3" !
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