yarn support & inclusivity

Inclusivity

It is important to me that all makers feel supported here in this space - no matter what size you are. I am proud to offer a 15% discount to any customers ordering 6+ skeins of a single colorway on a single base! In order to ensure this discount is getting used properly, this will be manually applied by the shop before your order ships (and will likely be the day your order ships, before the shipping label is generated and when your order is being packaged) - so don't panic if you don't see a refund for a few weeks!

Please note I am chosing to offer this in good faith - and it may not always be perfect in every circumstance! Patterns that require a total of 6+ skeins but are made up of multiple single skeins of different colorways are something I won't be able to cover, because I am unable to vet out if these orders are for inclusive sizing needs. Similarly, larger format projects like blankets will be lumped into this discount because I won't be able to distinguish these orders from others. This latter situation is okay with me! Larger format projects are special and expensive, and something I am proud to know you chose Zeezee for.

Yarn support for test makers

There are many factors that can cause test-making a garment very exclusive - often, testing timelines are quoted based on the original sample size made, and don't consider how larger sizes require not only more yardage and cost to create, but time to achieve. In addition to sizing, testing can be an expensive project for many makers, and also unfairly play to those with more disposable income, or higher percentages of free time - and this favors those with higher salaries and regular working hours, and can exclude those who may not be able to afford to test, because of lower income and / or working jobs with longer hours.

I am proud to offer adding pattern support to customers, to help anyone excited to test for a designer they love! It is SO important to feel included, and I hope this opportunity allows more designers to showcase their patterns tested on different bodies, skintones, and backgrounds. 

How will this work? If you choose to test-make a pattern in Zeezee Textiles yarn, I will completely sponsor your yarn needs and shipping! In order to ensure this is being used properly, I will require the following be sent via email:

  • A screenshot or forward of the email confirming your participation as a tester from the designer you will be working with
  • Exact base and yardage requirements you will be needing, and the colorway you wish to use
  • Your testing timeline requirements from the designer + when you would need your yarn in hand at the absolute latest based on your personal schedule and making abilities (for example, have a 3 week turn and you're a busy person? It may take me a week to order your base, dye, and ship it to you, depending on what I have on hand - and this may not be realistic for either of us!)

These requests will be dyed-to-order, and will be prioritized for you to be able to receive your yarn in time, so long as your provided timeline and due date are reasonable. 

These requests will also be assessed with sensitivity to my own schedule and materials, so please understand I may not be able to take on 100% of requests based on inventory requirements and my availability!

Yarn support for designers

I absolutely LOVE to collaborate with designers on their upcoming makes! If you would like to design something using Zeezee Textiles yarn, I would be happy to sponsor your yarn materials and shipping! Please send an email to me with the following:

  • A sketch, swatch, or concept of your design
  • A link to your previous designs
  • Your exact base and yardage requirements you will be needing, and the colorway(s) you wish to use
  • A general estimate of your pattern release date, so that I can plan my schedule for potential in-stock or pre-order needs (often times, makers want the exact yarn and colorway the pattern is released in, and I would love to offer this!)
  • If you would prefer your testers to also use this same yarn and colorway
  • We can suss through any additional details together as we work through the process, like kit ideas, any exciting social media opportunities, promoting your design and my yarn together, etcetera

Additionally, I require the following:

  • Your pattern, if a garment, be inclusively sized to fit bodies over 60" at the bust
  • You have published at least 1 pattern before the one you'd like yarn support on
  • Your pattern will be sold on at least 1 other platform than Ravelry, due to inclusivity and accessibility concerns

These requests will also be assessed with sensitivity to my own schedule and materials, so please understand I may not be able to take on 100% of requests based on inventory requirements and my availability!

I look forward to getting to work with new faces and designers, and hope to hear from you!

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