KenspeckleKnits

unique, handcrafted knitwear

Beacon, New York · 70 Sales

KenspeckleKnits

unique, handcrafted knitwear

Beacon, New York 70 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(29)

Announcement   ~ donation tally ~
total: $386 to Planned Parenthood and $214 to Earthjustice
April 2017: $126 to Planned Parenthood and $84 to Earthjustice
March 2017: $130 to Earthjustice and $62 to Planned Parenthood
Feb 2017: $198 to Planned Parenthood

100% of proceeds from craftivism projects (like pussy hats) are donated to charities with missions matching their symbolism. Proceeds from pink pussy hats are donated to Planned Parenthood, proceeds from blue/green pussy hats are donated to the environmental law organization Earthjustice, proceeds from rainbow pussy hats are donated to Human Rights Campaign, and proceeds from black and gray pussy hats are donated to the NAACP.

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2017

~ donation tally ~
total: $386 to Planned Parenthood and $214 to Earthjustice
April 2017: $126 to Planned Parenthood and $84 to Earthjustice
March 2017: $130 to Earthjustice and $62 to Planned Parenthood
Feb 2017: $198 to Planned Parenthood

100% of proceeds from craftivism projects (like pussy hats) are donated to charities with missions matching their symbolism. Proceeds from pink pussy hats are donated to Planned Parenthood, proceeds from blue/green pussy hats are donated to the environmental law organization Earthjustice, proceeds from rainbow pussy hats are donated to Human Rights Campaign, and proceeds from black and gray pussy hats are donated to the NAACP.

Lauren Sperber

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Lauren Sperber

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(29)
cakreinbring

cakreinbring on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my hat! Very well made and totally what I expected. I appreciate that Lauren shares her donation to Planned Parenthood. Her donations were a major factor in my deciding to make the purchase from her store.

cakreinbring

cakreinbring on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my hat! Very well made and totally what I expected. Many people comment on the double helix cables! I appreciate that Lauren shares her donation to Earthjustice. Her donations were a major factor in my deciding to make the purchase from her store.

Kassy Adams

Kassy Adams on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great hats from an outstanding seller. I really appreciated buying my hat from someone who is as committed to the cause as the seller is. Excellent communication. Definitely get your hat here!

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Updates

I just posted my first non-pussyhat item for sale! It's a soft chevron-ribbed baby blanket in a lovely speckled beige cotton yarn. A baby near you needs to cuddle with this ASAP!
Happy May Day! In April I was able to donate $126 to Planned Parenthood and $84 to Earthjustice from the sales of my hats. I'm so grateful for the customers who made this possible.
fistheartearth_africa
Rainbows are such a beautiful symbol of love and perseverance. Two varieties of colorful rainbow pussy hats representing gay pride are now available in my shop. All proceeds from these fun rainbow hats will be donated to Human Rights Campaign.
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About

crafting for good

I've dabbled in crafts of all sorts, but the meditative serenity of knitting has long made it my favorite. Although I've gone years at a time without knitting, every time I finish a project my hands start twitching for another.

This year, my love of knitting was rekindled by craftivism projects like the pussy hat and the brain hat, so I've decided to re-open my long-dormant shop to sell these pieces. All proceeds from the sales of craftivism projects will be to organizations aligned with their symbolism, and a portion of proceeds from non-craftivism items (like baby blankets and scarves) will be donated as well.

"All proceeds" means 100% of the sale price, minus Etsy's commission and fees, minus materials, which I've selected for their frugality. See individual listings for details on the donation I expect to make for each item.

In its previous iteration, this shop sold quirky t-shirts with nerdy messages that I silkscreened by hand in the bathroom of a series of tiny New York City apartments. Knitting is much better than that.

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  • Lauren Sperber

    Owner

    I work at Etsy as a software engineer by day and knit by night (and sometimes during meetings).

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