I just got word today that one of my favorite suppliers will stop dealing wholesale soon. I didn't stock much of their product, but was slowly working towards carrying more of their lines. That goal is no more. It saddens me. Was the decision based on a growing workload, or because shops like mine just didn't support their business enough? Either way, I'm saddened. I strive to carry American Made stuff - this line was US made AND organic! What a boon! Not to mention that I love the yarn!
As you know, I look for American Made yarns and supplies first. Second (and thirdly) I look for fair-trade or eco-friendly yarns and supplies. That way my customers know that the products they are purchasing at DYNT did not contribute to some of the greater woes of the world. This loss of a supplier saddened me because it will make it just that much harder to find good, solid, and fun suppliers that I can trust to share with my customers. I'm glad that her yarns will be available directly to the consumer, but I'm not sure where that leaves me.
I guess it leaves me a bit melancholy. I wish them well though. I still love the yarn.