Friday 13th December 2019
Unsurprising and disappointing news about the UK government this morning. I voted tactically as I felt none of the parties reflect my current politics.
But what I can do is continue to reflect my ethos with every ounce of my being in my business and how I conduct myself.
I'll continue to dye satirical political colourways to provoke thought.
I'll continue to be an accredited Living Wage Employer @livingwagefoundation so you know that when you buy our yarn, my staff are being paid properly. The next person who comes into the studio to complain about our prices will get a personal earful from me. You can have cheap prices or fair wages but not both at the same time.
I'll continue to fund microloans through @kiva.org to support other craft and textiles businesses who do not have access to mainstream business credit.
I'll continue to raise awareness for autistic acceptance and this week we partnered up with @sunflowerlanyardscheme so if you're wanting a lanyard for a hidden disability and you're in the local area, come and grab one from our studio, free of charge and no questions asked other than "lanyard or wristband?"
I'll continue to make sure my staff are trained up in first aid training, mental health first aid, COSHH and fire safety so that we operate safely and with professionalism.
And this is something we can all do. Pledge something to ourselves, no matter how small, so that all is not lost, that we can still have something to hope for. I have no hope left in our governance but I do still have hope in people as individuals. I still have hope in you.
Rock on and get through this day
(Random photo of the sky at Saddleworth Moor recently because yarn doesn't quite seem appropriate right now.)