grassroots politics and activism are at the core of ash’s business practice. they are always working to further their own anti-oppression and sustainability education, and do their best to find a healthy balance between increasing accessibility for their offerings and their own stability. the following list are ongoing initiatives that ash incorporates into their business practices:
tiered pricing during new pattern releases - ash offers tiered pricing, typically during the first week of a new pattern release, to increase financial accessibility to their knitting patterns. there is a no-questions-asked policy in place and 4 available tiers available to everyone, operating on the honour system and initiated through coupon codes at checkout on ravelry. anyone is able to choose full price, 10% off, 20% off, or 30% off the cost of applicable patterns during the indicated period, which is clearly articulated through ash’s social media channels and on the pattern pages to help avoid any confusion.
from field to skin - ash’s side project is an educational and networking tool focused on strengthening and expanding the canadian fibreshed, and by extension the concept of fibresheds in communities across the world. through interviews, a producer map, resources page, and more, ash curates and facilitates a platform that operates on a free-for-all approach. if you are interested in supporting from field to skin, please visit the support page or contact ash directly.
crush scholarship - created in honour and memorial of a sweet friend that ash initially met during one of their classes, the crush scholarship is available to trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming and/or bipoc individuals wishing to learn more about the practice and joy of natural dyeing.
10% off garment quantities of custom-dyed yarn - ash offers an ongoing 10% off discount for garment quantities of their yarn bases through pre-orders for custom dyed lots, because naturally dyed and ethically sourced yarns should be available to everyone at any time.
wholesale yarn support for designers - ash is happy to offer yarn support to designers and knitting publications at their wholesale rate. you can learn more here.