It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce some general price increases to our yarns and fibres.
While we may feel like this knitting and fibre arts community exists in one big neighbourhood, the unfortunate truth is that our yarns at SweetGeorgia are made and manufactured in Canada where we sell our products in Canadian dollars (online and to our Canadian retailers) and yet we pay for nearly all our supplies and materials in US dollars, no matter where our vendors are from. Over the past year, we have seen an enormous rise in the difference between the values of the USD and CAD. At the same time, our vendors have increased their prices to us due to increases in the costs of wool (at a four-year high in early 2015). We have done our best to try to absorb the difference on behalf of our customers, but now that our costs have increased significantly we are forced to make changes to our pricing.
Starting in October, we will make updates to the pricing on our online shop to reflect the new prices in Canadian dollars. In an effort to continue to be a truly Canadian company to Canadian customers, we decided not to switch all our pricing to US dollars as we have noticed some businesses have been doing. Soon, we will be introducing our new website which will allow you to choose the currency in which you would like to view and pay for your order. So Canadians can continue to shop and pay in Canadian dollars and US customers can shop and pay in USD. We hope this will make things smoother and easier for everyone.
In light of our recent 10th anniversary celebration, we are extending an offer of 10% off yarns and fibres in the online shop with the code “TENFORTEN” which will be valid until October 10, 2015!