Thursday, 7 July 2016
The fragility of small businesses- raise a glass to supporting the independents!
In the past couple of weeks my two most favourite independent yarn companies have closed. Libby Summers closed her doors last week and Artesano announced that they were going into liquidation today.
This makes me sad for two main reasons, the first being that I absolutely love their yarn and have used it numerous times in projects and designs (I cannot thank Libby enough for giving me the opportunity to design for her). The second, most important reason being that it highlights just how vulnerable small businesses can be. It only takes one thing, such as ill health, or in Artesano's case the current state of affairs here in the UK to totally knock a small business for six and that despite putting up a brave fight there was just one knock too far for these companies.
Sadly this highlights just how vulnerable small businesses can be, and not just yarn companies but local shops and cafes too. Lets all raise a glass to supporting the independents!
I would like to wish Libby and the team behind Artesano yarns all the best in their future endeavors and thanks for all the support!