Making Stories is my life's work. I truly believe that we can make this world a better place by showing how a business that cares for this planet and its people can exist and thrive, even in a capitalist world.
That being said, it's damn hard. Choosing this path means higher paper prices and printing costs, much more time spent researching the origins of everything we carry, making very careful decisions about what to purchase and how much.
It's also meant that for a very long time, I've done the full-time job of running Making Stories without any compensation. That's no longer doable, nor acceptable.
I don't want to perpetuate the harmful image of an "on the surface successful" business that only exists because its owner is in the privileged position of not having to pay themselves any longer. Also, I am worth it. This work is worth it.
The Making Stories Collective is a way for us to generate a stable additional income stream for the business that'll help create a salary for me.
I hope you join us on this journey - and know that with every single contribution, I will be doing a little happy dance. Thank you for making this work possible. Hanna Lisa x
Questions about the Collective?
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You can sign up at any point in time for our Collective membership. Immediately after you've signed up, we'll send you an email with direct links to the Collective-exclusive content, products (if we currently have exclusive products available), and your discount code if you've selected the Sweater Quantity level.
Whenever we have a new behind-the-scenes post, early access or new products coming up, we'll send you an email so that you know what we have in store for you :)
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Should that email not arrive within a few minutes of your order, please check your Spam folder - and if it's not there, please do get in touch with us (chatbox or email@example.com).
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Our Annual Subscription is for our magazine only - with it, you get our two magazine issues a year, and early access to our magazine-related yarn releases.
The Making Stories Collective encompasses the entire webshop - early access to all yarns and products that we're launching or restocking, Collective-exclusive content and products, and, if you choose the Sweater Quantity level, 10% off everything in the webshop.
The discount for the webshop is also applicable to magazine subscription payments as long as you're a member of the Collective.
If you already have a subscription with us, and are now becoming a Collective member at the Sweater Quantity level, please get in touch with us so that we can apply the discount to your subscription!
If you don't have a subscription yet, and you want to become both a Collective member at the Sweater Quantity level, and a subscriber, here's what to do to apply the discount to your subscription: First, purchase your Collective membership. After a few minutes, you'll get an email with your discount code. Then, purchase your subscription, entering the discount code during checkout, and you're all set!
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