By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
Hello, Hope Gift Package
Each package contains:
💛 pattern suggestions
💛 6 stitch markers of hand-carved cow horn
💛 1 dumpling bag (assorted fabrics)
💛 1 wool felted gorilla ornament
☕️ Rwandan coffee from women-run farms
Learn more about Handspun Hope from this CNN report from 2019.
Set of 6 Stitch Markers: created from cow horn, a byproduct of the meat industry in Rwanda. Each piece is meticulously carved by hand by our artisan partner in Kigali, Rwanda. Fits up to a U.S. 10 or 6 mm needle
Mambo Gorilla Ornament: made from 100% organic, naturally dyed, wool. Our needle-felted sculptures help Handspun Hope give dignified employment to young deaf women in northern Rwanda.Question Coffee: By drinking this delicious coffee, you are investing in women farmers working in Rwanda. These farmers produce high-quality products that increase economic independence for themselves and their families.
Kitenge Dumpling Bag: Handcrafted by women of the Umutima Cooperative in Kigali, Rwanda. The cooperative was created to address gender-based violence, gender inequality, and discrimination. Their mission is to provide education and vocational training to women who do not have the means to pay for such training on their own, so that they can gain better opportunities for employment. “Umutima,” means “heart” in Kinyarwanda. An embroidered heart in on the inside of each bag. Measures approximately 14.5" wide x 10" tall. Actual kitenge pattern will vary.