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.

 
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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, CT

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.

Based in Cornwall Bridge, CT

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World Central Kitchen

Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people may eat, we will be there – we must be there. #ChefsForUkraine

World Central Kitchen uses the expertise of chefs to empower the people to be part of the solution – with focus on health, education, and jobs.

Based in Washington, DC

 


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!