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To help raise funds to pay for the costs of the show, I like to talk about products I’ve found to be of high quality. These are all products I have tried myself and loved and then found out that they offer affiliate programs. Being an affiliate means that I receive a small amount of money for sending customers their way at no additional cost to you. I take this very seriously, and only ever recommend companies whose products I love to the point that I use them regularly in my own home. They may be knitting related, or they may just be a company I use and love to the point that I am completely confident in recommending them to others. Income from affiliates pays for all the bills associated with the show: website and hosting fees, subscriptions to services that streamline production, upgrades to equipment, business cards, etc.
Products I talk about on the show include:
Dropps Detergent. I’ve been using Dropps in our home since 2018. They ship directly to our door in plastic-free packaging. Their highly concentrated formula means one detergent pod does as much work as two of the other brands’ pods at half the cost per pod. Most importantly, it works!
Sable Flow So many of us are working from home now, and it can be hard to find a way to “pack it all in” when we are done for the day. Sable Flow has one solution to help those of us who work from home visually turn off work: hideable white boards. When it’s closed, the white board looks like a piece of framed art, but when it’s time to start work, the frame opens up to a double sided white board, perfect for task lists, brainstorming, and notes. Pick one up for your workout room to track goals, or use it in the kitchen for chores, menus, or grocery reminders. They have an extensive collection of art to choose from in many different styles so you can personalize your secret whiteboard for your decor.
Wool& produces beautiful wool dresses suitable for casual or office wear. They can be washed and dried in your machine, but because it’s wool, you can wear it multiple times before it will need to be washed, as long as you hang it up between wearings. The dresses are comfortable and will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. (I started a 100-day dress challenge in July to wear the same dress for 100 days in a row and really put the “cool in summer” aspect to the test!) Additional styles and colors are released regularly, so check in often!
WoolandPrince is the “brother” company of Wool&. (It actually was the founding company of Wool&, but I knew of and loved Wool& first!) This men’s wool clothing company carries casual clothing made of merino, as well as professional clothing. Their wool collared shirts as made from woven merino and look like a cotton dress shirt, but made with 100% merino wool! There are wool and cotton blend denim items as well as wool stretch canvas trousers. With jackets and underwear, it’s possible to acquire a full men’s wardrobe with an impressive wool content!
WoolX produces 100% wool and wool-blend clothing for men and women. They mainly focus on workout and outdoor clothing, but qualify as smart casual as well. I have several pieces from WoolX that I wear on a regular basis. Use this link to visit their online store, and you’ll receive a $20 off coupon when you check out.
Additionally, I have had great experiences with the following companies. They either have an excellent product, excellent customer service, or both. I know it can feel risky trying a company online, so when I find someone who does a great job, I’m happy to share my experience!
I’ve used all the companies below multiple times, but I don’t talk about them on the show because they don’t fit the theme. However, purchasing from them using my link will still result in a contribution toward running the show.
2. ButcherBox is how I get meat for my family. When we moved back to the United States, I couldn’t find a provider of grass-fed beef that we could afford. Enter ButcherBox. Over time, they have become even more affordable as I have taken advantage of offers like “free bacon in every box for $50” where, for the one-time fee, every subsequent box includes an extra order of bacon. With these add-ons in place, we are now paying about half what we would pay locally for high quality beef, pork, and chicken. It comes shipped to my door in recyclable packaging that keeps it cold until I can get it put away. Their offer for new members changes periodically. Click through to see what they are currently offering and give them a try!
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