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. 

1% for the Planet 

We take responsibility and give back to our planet. 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?

Along with millions of others, we have been devastated by the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine due to Russia's unprompted attacks.  We've narrowed our focus to a handful of vetted charities (two of which are local, the third is global), so your dollars go further.

Steep Rock Association logo (green with trees and rivers) - one of the oldest land trusts in CT, Housatonic Valley Association (HVA - logo) - a tristate nonprofit citizen's environmental group, and World Central Kitchen (logo: a colorful skillet with yellow center, overlaid with white bubbles as if boiling) - a global nonprofit that uses the expertise of chefs to empower the people to be part of the solution 


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
Office: 802-861-0460
Cell: 603-568-0629  

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



Special Events

Coming Soon...


Local Yarn Store Day 2023 

Knit for Food Knit-a-thon 2023

March 26, 2023
A fundraiser for Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.

Total raised from the event: $340,000 from 7.2k Supporters

Local Yarn Store Day 2022

April 30, 2022

Knit for Food Knit-a-thon 2022

February 12, 2022
A fundraiser for Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.

Total raised from the event: $271,761 from 5.3k Supporters

Good Deeds Day / Knit for Food Knit-a-thon 2021

April 11, 2021
A fundraiser for Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.

Good Deeds Day logo, text in various shades of red/purple/yellow/orange surrounded by a circle in yellow

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.

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 joined Laura Nelkin in the effort to raise funds and awareness for food insecurity by knitting for 12 hours straight. (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?)

Total raised from the event: $265,810 from 5.2k Supporters


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