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The National Needlearts Association

TNNA - A Community of Professional Needlearts Businesses Trade members (suppliers, retailers and sales reps) keep informed of the latest needlearts industry trends, ideas, products and issues. Find out more about the association and join today!

Ethical Fashion Forum

EFF is the industry body dedicated to a sustainable future for fashion. A not for profit organisation, EFF educates and unites fashion professionals in pursuit of a sustainable and ethical industry. EFF provides support for fashion businesses through education, guidelines and trade connections.

The Yarn Group

The Yarn Group is a Product Segment Group of The National NeedleArts Association and is open only to professionals involved in the specialty needlearts industry, including wholesalers, retailers, teachers, designers and publishers. The Yarn Group provides a valuable forum for members to connect with each other, speak with a unified voice, share industry information, provide support to consumers and link with charitable events and programs within the industry.

Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change

Kate Fletcher & Lynda Grose - New book explores how sustainability has the potential to transform both the fashion system and the innovators who work within it.


Hand/Eye Magazine

HAND/EYE - an independent, international publication exploring the nexus between design and development, culture and commerce, art and craft, and environment and ethics.

Kristin Nicholas

Designer and knitwear innovator, Kristen is also a painter, a landscaper and a farmer. Check out her patterns, books, classes and artwork at her eponymous site.

Photo Books by Clare Brett Smith

A passionate advocate of craft and past President of Aid to Artisans, Clare Brett Smith has traveled the world. An accomplished photographer, Clare shares these online photo albums, capturing the spirit of the people and places she has encountered along her path.


Clinton Foundation: Long-Term Recovery Projects

Learn about artisan development projects, Brand Haiti Initiative and other efforts to rebuild Haiti.

The Snatchel Project

Dear Men in Congress: If we knit you a uterus, will you stay out of ours? Send your knitted or crocheted VJJs or uteruses to Congress. Patterns included.

Stitch Red

Stitch Red brings heart health awareness to our knitting community. Look for the Stitch Red logo on yarns, books, buttons and sponsored events in your area. Sales of Stitch Red products supports the Heart Truth® campaign of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).