Skinny Wool is the newest thing from Be Sweet. It is 180 yards of single ply merino wool, which means that it is fingering weight, slightly thick and thin, and soft.
From my description it seems a little ordinary, but it doesn’t look, feel or work up ordinarily. The sample we have on display is a simple shawl – literally a square of stockinette stitch on size 11 needles. But there is something about the color, the drape, the lightness that makes it seem like exact piece that your wardrobe was missing.
Be Sweet was founded on the principle of being kind to others. Nadine Curtis created Be Sweet in 2003 while living in Cape Town, South Africa.
Be Sweet works with job creation programs to give artisans the confidence and the means to support themselves and their families in otherwise economically depressed regions. “I started Be Sweet to support innovative craft that can be made by those less fortunate. Our products embody the ideals of beauty, creativity and resourcefulness.”
As well, Be Sweet gives back by donating a portion of its profits to educational development programs in South Africa.