From 1st April 2019, 5% of our sales at www.countessablaze.com and in-store will be used as microloans on Kiva. Kiva is a worldwide project specialising in microfinancing small businesses and individuals who are locked out of accessing business aid from mainstream banks and organisations.
Microfinancing gives people an opportunity to begin businesses, or grow them and a number are textiles based. Textiles based loans will be our major interest but we'll also lend to others.
Carry your project in style with "Let Them Eat Yarn" print cotton screen printed bag from Countess Ablaze. This large bag is roomy enough for a decent sized project and the long handles make it easy it carry over your shoulders.
In March 2018, after receiving a misogynistic email calling my client base "middle age women happy to be served shit tea and cheap tray bake" (paraphrasing) and asking for a ton of free yarn and my time to the tune of over a grand and masquerading their proposal as a charity event, I turned this on it's head and used my anger for good. Hear about it on Shinybee's podcast. We dyed twocolourways- Shit Tea and Tray Bake and If I Want Exposure, I'll Get My Tits Out and raised £3000 for Women's Aid.
£1 from each bag sold will also be donated to Women's Aid.
When showing off your branded bags on Instagram, don't forget to use #countessablaze
380mm wide x 410mm deep
Cotton with white ink screen printed logo.
Bags are made in Pakistan and screen printed in Yorkshire, UK