Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas Wish.

The Pohutukawa - NZ's Christmas Tree
 I just wanted to take this chance to thank everyone for their support this year.
Times are tough out there - we have seen that in our industry will the closure of the only other Worsted spinning mill besides ourselves in NZ today.
The crucial part of our survival has been the creation of Skeinz.  We launched a little over 18 months ago & the last 6 months we have seen growth beyond our wildest dreams.
We have you to thank for that!

Our very own Holiday Peggy
Over the last few months the shop has been dubbed the Penguin Pit by the staff - something that came out of left field for us.  We are getting really excited as early next year we will be reconciling the amount in the Rescue Fund & hope to have the first big cheque go across to NZ Forest & Bird for the clean up.  Our hope is to grow on the story & to be able to help the threatened Little Blue Penguin here in NZ long term.  So stay posted for future developments & thank you to all of you who took time to knit a jumper to help the cause.

Even Santa heads to the beach when he's here!
So from today we are all taking a break. will still be open, however due to NZ stat holidays deliveries will be delayed, Skeinz the Natural Yarn Store in Napier will reopen on the 9th of January.
So from all of us here - have a Happy & Safe festive season.  For our Northern Hemishere friends, I hope your Christmas' are snowy & white - we on the other hand a praying for sunshine, BBQ's & beaches!
Cheers Maree, Suzanne, Mary & Em

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And Now Tee Shirts Too!

We are super excited today.  During the media mania we were approached by girls clothing designers LittleMissMatched.  They wanted to produce an ethical range of tee's feature the penguins & donate $1US to the Skeinz Penguin Rescue Fund.

Once we saw the design it was love & we couldn't help ourselves getting a few for ourselves.  We have very limited numbers available at but I will post the link when they come available on littlemismatched's site very soon.

Meanwhile enjoy Em, from our Account department, who kindly modelled her own Tee snapped straight from the box moments after their arrival!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Glorious Gloria

Just in time for Christmas is Gloria.
Gloria is from the South Auckland (Islands) & is a girl who's loud & proud. She loves hanging with her girls, but also can be frequently seen busting a move with Caesar.  She looks great in bright colours that set off her unique eye make up - being a Yellow Eyed Penguin - Gloria has standards to maintain!
She's a little less expensive than the other flock, but by no means is she cheap!
All proceeds of Glorias jumpers go to the Skeinz Penguin Rescue Fund.
You can buy Gloria from here.