Thanks to all of our amazing fans and friends, Darn Good Yarn won the Dream Big America contest! Nicole pitched the concept of Darn Good Yarn against two other competitors and then the voting began. First, we won the weekly contest, and then the next week, we competed against the weekly winners for the month of October and won again! As winners, Darn Good Yarn will receive mentoring and marketing advice that will help further our mission. Nicole said it best in her pitch, "For Darn Good Yarn, success is about the number of families we are able to provide with sustainable, year-round jobs. It is about the number of pounds of waste we are able to save from being thrown in the landfill. It's not about creating a one-time crafting fad, but about helping to integrate these reclaimed and recycled craft products into everyone's stash, and as a result, create sustainable and viable work for the women who are making those products. We want to extend the reach of our good to as many families as possible and create connection from our producer to our consumer."
Dream Big America "provides a modern-day platform for entrepreneurs across America to learn, interact, and discover the resources needed to get great ideas to market." Darn Good Yarn is excited to continue it's adventure with Dream Big America, learn along the way and ultimately increase the reach of our products and brand to be able to help more families in India and Nepal. This is bigger than just yarn and we are grateful for your support! Thank you to all who voted for us!
Darn Good Yarn is based in Schenectady, NY. For more information, check the press release from Dream Big America.