Collab for a Cause with Lola Bean Yarn Co•
Posted on August 13 2021
The fibre arts community is brimming with talented awesome people and Adella Colvin is someone whom we've looked up to from day one. Founder of Lola Bean Yarn Co., she dyes up some of the coolest, spot-on colourways time and time again. We couldn't be more excited to partner with LBYC to bring you this very special limited edition Green Bean Go bundle!
We've dressed our On the Go in a beautiful green and co-branded it with her iconic and ridiculously adorable Lola Bean logo. Adella has dyed up an exclusive Bean Sprout sock set, with a full skein called "Thread & Maple" and a mini in one of her popular favourites "Gritty."
We've knit up a sample in Denise Desantos' Soxploration sock pattern. If you're new to sock knitting, Denise has you covered! She's got a way of explaining socks like no one else. Check out her No Fear Sock Knitting class on Youtube, you'll see what we mean!
The Green Bean Go bundles are $110.00 CAD and go on sale in both Thread & Maple and LBYC shops, Saturday August 14th at:
|3pm EDT||2pm CDT||1pm MDT||12pm PDT|
We will have a link to them from our homepage at go time (pun fully intended!)
$12.50CAD/$10USD from each bundle sale will go to The Hunger Project, a non-profit that tackles the devastating issue of world hunger, through empowering women in impoverished communities. This holistic and thoughtful approach really hit home, when we read about the statistics of hunger and poverty worldwide.
A shocking 690 million people in the world are chronically undernourished - imagine, when juxtaposed with all the waste and excess we see in developed nations! 60% are women. 2/3 of the world's illiterate population is female and most of the school age children not in school are girls. Meanwhile, women bear most of the responsibility of providing the basic needs of their families, yet are denied access to critically important resources, information and freedoms.
The majority of women in developing countries lack economic power, resulting in a higher rate of girls kept out of school, minimal access to basic health care, increased HIV/AIDS prevalence and higher maternal mortality rates.
The Hunger Project works at the local community level, to provide women with much-needed resources, education and access to micro-financing to really make a sustainable impact for women and their families. Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.
Unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible, day-after-day condition. We're deeply saddened when we read about the sheer scale and devastating effects of hunger and poverty in the world. But we're also hopeful, that there are organizations such as The Hunger Project, that tirelessly work to develop a really thoughtful and effective approach to put a sustainable end to world hunger.
We feel very fortunate to have been born in a country where women are afforded the rights and opportunities to education, work and personal freedoms. We will strive to reach out and support those who are less fortunate, by connecting and sharing collaborations such as this.
We hope you love our little Green Bean Go bundle as much as we love creating it!
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