Launching July 1 - Tits Out Collective - Human Rights Have No Borders

June 26, 2018

Hello my fine fiber friends!

If you have not yet seen - the Countess has released her "tits" into the wild, and created a wonderful movement in the independent fiber arts creator community. Tons of dyers, designers, stitch marker, bag makers - have all come together to change a frustrating situation into a charitable whirlwind. You know that I'm in on that, and it launches July 1. As you may be familiar - the main message and focus of my business is bringing positivity and creativity into the fiber arts community. To take care of yourself, to bring kindness into the world - and to make a difference in your community. Yes, yarn can do that. :) When I was tagged in the photo, i was celebrating - YES! A catalyst has moved through and people in the community are getting together to do good. 

littlebean loves yarn tits out colorway pink yellow and purpleIn reading about the movement on the Countess' blog, I was taken aback. The scenario Countess described that started it all - it was too familiar. She was offered "exposure" for her yarn services - has that happened to you as a creator? It has happened to me! Thus, the colorway "If I want Exposure I'll Get my Tits Out" was born, and was used to raise funds for a women's charity in the UK. Brilliant. That made me so happy to hear. So, how did this collective begin? Another dyer - who has still remained unnamed (and i'm so happy he/she is) - copied the colorway. And instead of doing a "name and shame" on this person - the Countess flipped the situation on its head and created a charitable collective movement. It started out small, and then has now exploded to over 200 creators! Again, brilliant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




So, what is Littlebean Loves Yarn doing? Well, our tits are out, figuratively of course - but to raise money for an organization called RAICES Texas. If you've been following the news stateside, you have seen the debacle that is our border with Mexico. RAICES stands for "Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services," and it is a non-profit that works with incoming immigrants, including unaccompanied children, families and refugees - to provide support in any way that they are able, including legal help. In their mission statement - it's about "promoting justice" - which I think is a mission we can all stand behind. If you're into that, please consider my version of the "tits out" colorway, Human Rights Have No Borders, as one to add to your stash. $3 of each skein sold will be donated directly to RAICES Texas, to help the humanitarian efforts for those seeking immigration into the United States.