Friday, August 15, 2008

Buying British - Stroppy

In response to a thread on Ravelry.........


I feel REALLY strongly about buying British, after all we are in a credit crunch and need to support our small business or they will fail to survive and be lost for ever. Almost all the mills have closed in the UK, why?? because it is cheaper to spin abroad, which is worse for us because the UK is losing valuable skills, jobs and part of its heritage.

I am not saying anymore as I don't want to get into arguments or upset anyone.

4 comments:

larissa said...

I can understand why you're so passionate about this. I think that you're providing such a great local yarn that really is a brilliant alternative to anything overseas - once people start to think about the issues, they'll be more inclined to stay local.

dottyspots said...

I've missed that thread on Ravelry (so many groups, so little time if I actually want to do some knitting too!), but I agree with you, it's so important to buy British and to support small independent shops (well I am one, so erm, I'm going to be rather passionate about this too).

Dotthedyer said...

Keep buying british, please. I agree about the loss of skills if we don't and the poor price we get for our wool (well ok the quality isn't great but). May be it would be worth doing a rug wool or something to use some of the courser british fleeces.

Sophie said...

Well said Amanda, I couldn't agree more.