Written by Kate Curry
Watching our artisans dye yarn is one of my favorite things to do! Watching the yarn change into stunning and vibrant shades of colors just does something comforting for me. Our artisans carefully dip, pour, and sprinkle the yarn with practiced care and the love they put into their craft makes for the best yarn!
Tara has been one of those fabulous dyers since 2020. On top of dyeing, she works on caking, coning and packaging the yarn as well. Like many of our artisans, Tara lives with her mother to help take care of her. When we asked what would improve her life, she told us she wanted a UPS (an uninterruptible power supply, not the brown trucks that deliver our purple packages to you!).
Rural and low-income communities in India face frequent blackouts, so many people go without electricity for days at a time. Without a UPS or a generator, people can not cool or heat their homes, which can be deadly, especially for the sick and the elderly. With a UPS, Tara and her mother would be able to live more comfortably without having to worry about blackouts!
How Can You Help?
Our artisans thrive off of your support. When you shop with us or purchase a subscription, you are helping support artisans like Tara. As a community, we are working to meet the needs of all of our artisans, so stay tuned for updates about Tara!