We value high-quality products from natural, sustainable sources — particularly those offered by small, local, women- and BIPOC-owned, and environmentally and socially conscious businesses. We have a strong sense of responsibility toward our planet and those that inhabit it. Here's how we're doing our small part to help....

Our mission...

To provide sustainable, thoughtfully sourced yarn and supplies, classes and events for all generations of modern handcrafters in a warm, inclusive, welcoming atmosphere inspired by the fictional community of Stars Hollow in the hit show Gilmore Girls

We offer a variety of carefully vetted non-profit organizations for you to support. To ensure charities receive 100% of all these donations, we cover any/all additional processing fees and costs. 

HOW IT WORKS

Hands cupped around a knitted heart, overlaid with icons: Shop, Donate, Save

Shop: Add your favorite pieces to cart. When adding items to cart, you have the option to donate and see the cause(s) of the month. (Yellow box with the heading "Give to others and treat yourself"...click "Donate $10 now" for more details)

Donate: Before adding your donation to cart, you get a chance to learn more about the non-profit partner(s) and the supporting cause.

Save: Select "Donate" and when placing your order, you will automatically see the $10 donation added to cart as well as the 10% OFF coupon code for donating!

1% for the Planet 

We take responsibility and give back to our planet. So in addition to our Gift for Good program, Stars Hollow Yarns is proud to be a member of the 1% for the Planet movement, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.  

WHERE ARE WE DONATING RIGHT NOW?

We invite you to join us in our efforts by donating to one or more of the nonprofit organizations below. And when you do — BONUS! — we'll give you a discount on your purchase. How's that for community building? 

Select one of your favorites below, or spread the love and share your donation among all. The choice is yours.

 

    Steep Rock Association  

    Founded in 1925, Steep Rock Association is one of the oldest land trusts in Connecticut. Our mission is to protect the region’s biodiversity and the rural landscape of the space through acquisitions and conservation easements. We are a 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and supported solely by private contributions. Most properties owned by Steep Rock Association are open to the public for educational and passive recreational experiences. 

     Based in Washington Depot, Connecticut

    Washington Environmental Council (WEC)

    WEC's mission is to be an advocate and provide leadership in maintaining, protecting and enhancing the environmental quality of the Town of Washington and the surrounding region. The Council works closely with town officials, agencies, commissions, and other not-for-profit organizations in Washington. It also works with public and private schools on student exposure to environmental topics. The Council monitors all important environmental issues affecting the Town of Washington and acts as a visible watchdog in local environmental matters. 

    Based in Washington Depot, Connecticut

    Washington Environmental Council (WEC)
    Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)

    Housatonic Valley Association (HVA)

    HVA, a tri-state nonprofit citizen’s environmental group, works to conserve the natural character, environmental health and the economies of our region by protecting and restoring its land and waters… for today and for future generations. 

    Stretching 149 miles from its source in the Berkshires south to Long Island Sound, the Housatonic watershed encompasses the “mainstem” river itself, along with dozens of tributaries, streams, lakes and ponds. Nearby "sub-watersheds" include the Shepaug River, Aspetuck River, Pomperaug River, and Naugatuck River. 

    Based in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

     

     

    1% for the Planet 

    By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

    About 1% for the Planet

    1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.

    Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all. 

    Look for our logo to purchase for the planet, learn more and join at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

    For more information, contact:
    Allyson Bartlett, 1% for the Planet
    allyson@onepercentfortheplanet.org
    Office: 802-861-0460
    Cell: 603-568-0629  

    Info on our community, brand awareness, impact and key resources: onepercentfortheplanet.org/facts

     

     

    Special Events

    April 11, 2021

    Stars Hollow Yarns is excited to participate in Good Deeds Day: a global day that unites people from 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Join us!

    Knit for Food Knit-a-Thon

    What's better than a Knit-a-thon? This time it's not for The Old Muddy River Bridge, though...it's for our community. Our people. Without community support, all of us would struggle. So, what can we do to help?

    We're joining Laura Nelkin on Good Deeds Day (April 11, 2021), in the effort to raise funds and awareness for food insecurity by knitting for 12 hours straight. Yes, you read that correctly...12 hours. Thankfully, a Knit-a-thon is a lot less stressful than a Dance Marathon! (Laura was inspired by the infamous Gilmore Girls episode, "Knit, People, Knit!"...and with a shop named Stars Hollow Yarns, do you really think we could resist?)

    Click on the image above to learn more. Whether you're a Lorelei or a Chris, we need your help. Let's do some good!