Meet Soniya

Meet Soniya

Written by Kate Curry

Currently, Darn Good Yarn employs over 600 artisans all over the world! These artisans do a plethora of jobs- from dyeing, to spinning, and packaging! With all of our different products, quality control is top priority! Our quality control expert is our buddy Soniya! 

Soniya, a young Indian woman wearing gray and navy blue is sitting at a gray table. In her hands is a wooden yarn swift. To the right of the table is a white sign that reads 'I'm a QC expert. I make sure that only quality product reaches you!

Soniya has been working with us for a few years now and her favorite part of her job is the work environment. The co-op and the other artisans have become a second home and family to her. Speaking of family, Soniya is a single parent to two young children, a boy and a girl. 

Three years ago, Soniya’s husband unexpectedly passed away. Alone to support her children, Soniya left her hometown to find a job that could support herself and her children. Described by her co-workers as a “very daring woman” and a “woman of self-respect”, Soniya has faced many challenges from a very young age, but she hasn’t let them make her bitter. She sees herself as a “giver” rather than a “taker” and is very proud of all that she has achieved. 

Soniya, to the back right of the picture, is posing for a group picture with the rest of the team at her co-op

How You Can Help

With every purchase from Darn Good Yarn, you are helping young, single mothers like Soniya thrive. She is able to not only support her children, but to ensure that they have an education! If you purchase any of the products from our Do Darn Good Collection, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Darn Good Fund. This fund is used to help mothers like Soniya pay for tuition so their children can go to school! 

Want to learn more about our artisans? Click here!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.