Sunday, October 01, 2006

The List

Here you will find information regarding various yarn manufacturers and where they stand regarding keystone pricing policies. In some cases, the information on this list is documented (DOC) and in other cases, the information is based on word of mouth (WOM) from various sources. When possible, we will include all resources next to the information we provide, however in order to protect a retailer's anonymity we may be asked to omit it. Please keep in mind that while our goal is to provide accurate and reliable information, word of mouth may not be as reliable as documented information. This list is not yet inclusive -- we are in the process of contacting yarn manufacturers directly to ask them exactly where they stand on the issue of keystone pricing and will add any and all information as they provide it to us. If however, a yarn manufacturer "declines to comment", we will notate that information on this list as well. Your patience in this endeavor is greatly appreciated and we suggest you check back often for updates to this list.


Adornaments,
Adriafil,
Adrienne Vittadini,
Alafoss,
Araucania,FRIENDLY
Art Yarns,FRIENDLY
Artemis (Hanah Silk),
Artful Yarns,
Ashford,
Aunt Lydia,FRIENDLY
Aurora Yarn (GarnStudio),
Austermann Wolle,
Balger,
Baruffa,
Berger du Nord,
Bernat (Spinrite),FRIENDLY
Berroco,
Blue Heron,
Bollicine,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Bonita,
Bonnie Braid Macrame Cord,
Bramwell,
Brown Sheep,
Caron,FRIENDLY
Cascade,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Catherine Reuers,
Classic Elite, Friendly (DOC)
Cleckheaton,85% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Colinette,
Cotton Tale 8,
Dale of Norway,
Dark Horse,
Debbie Bliss,FRIENDLY
Di.Vé,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
DMC,FRIENDLY
Dualsun/Rainbow Mills,
Elizabeth Austen,FRIENDLY
Ella Rae,
Elsebeth Lavold,FRIENDLY
Emu,
Erdal,
Euro Yarns,FRIENDLY
Fiesta Yarns,100% KEYSTONE (DOC)
Filatti FF,
Filatura di Crosa,
Filtes-King,
Finetex,
Fonty,
Foxglove,
GarnStudio (Aurora Yarns),
Gedifra,
Gerifil,
GGH (Muench),
Gjestal,
Glorifilia Needlepoint,
Grignasco,
Hanah Silk (Artemis),
Hanne Falkenberg,
Harrisville,
Heirloom (Russi),
Hemp For Knitting (LanaKnits),
Hill Country Yarns,FRIENDLY
Himalaya,FRIENDLY
Indiecita,
Ironstone
J. P. Coats,FRIENDLY
Jaeger-England,
JaggerSpun,FRIENDLY
James Brett,
Japan Thread,
Jewel Trim,
Jo Sharp,
Joseph Galler,FRIENDLY
Judi & Co.,
K1C2 (Knit One, Crochet Too),FRIENDLY
Karabella,
Katia,FRIENDLY
Kertzer,FRIENDLY
King Kole,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Knitting Fever,FRIENDLY
Kollage,
Kreinik,
Laines du Nord,FRIENDLY
LanaKnits (Hemp For Knitting)
Lana Gatto,
Lana Grossa,
Lane Borgosesia,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Lang,
Latch Hook Rug Yarn/Kits,
LB Evans Handknits,
Lily Sugar ’n Cream,FRIENDLY
Lion Brand,FRIENDLY
Lorna’s Laces,90% KEYSTONE (DOC)
Louisa Harding,FRIENDLY
Madil,
Maggi’s Knits,FRIENDLY
Marks & Katten,
Millor,
Mission Falls,
Misti Alpaca,
Moda Dea,FRIENDLY
Mondial,FRIENDLY
Mountain Colors,90% KEYSTONE (DOC)
Muench (GGH)
N. Y. Yarns,FRIENDLY
Nashua,
Naturally,
Needful Yarns,
Needleloft,
Needles,
Noro,FRIENDLY
On-Line,FRIENDLY
Ornaghi Filati,
Paternayan,
Patons,FRIENDLY
Peter Pan,
Phentex Patterns,
Phildar,
Plassard,
Plymouth Yarn,85% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Prism,
Queensland,FRIENDLY
Rainbow Mills/Dualsun,
Red Heart,FRIENDLY
Regia,
Reynolds,
Rhinestone Zippers,
Rowan,
Russi (Heirloom),
S. Charles Collezione,
S. R. Kertzer,FRIENDLY
SandnesGarn,
Schachenmayr,
Scheepjeswol,
Schoeller+Stahl,
Shepherd,
Silk City,
Sirdar,FRIENDLY
Skacel,
Southmaid,
Soy Silk,
Spinrite (Bernat),
Stahl,
Steinbach Wolle,
Stylecraft,
Sunbeam,
Swedish Yarn Imports,
Tahki,100% KEYSTONE (WOM)
Tamm,
Tilli Tomas,100% KEYSTONE (DOC)
TLC Yarns,FRIENDLY
Trendsetter,100% KEYSTONE (DOC)
Twilleys,
UKI,
Unger,
Valeria di Roma,
Wendy,
Wool in the Woods,
Yeoman,

5 Comments:

At 6:52 AM, Blogger judi said...

This is a great service and I am glad you are setting this up with the research and documentation. Is it possible to set up the list as a PDF so that it can be printed easier? It would be nice to be able to print and leave in my purse for shopping.

Thanks!

 
At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What don't you understand about "suggested retail price"??

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Consumer Friendly Yarns said...

Anonymous, unfortunately there's nothing "suggested" about mandatory keystone pricing. Either the retailer charges what the manufacturer tells them to charge, or the manufacturer refuses to sell to the retailer. The more accurate term should be "mandatory retail price" when it comes to keystone pricing policies.

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger kelpkim said...

thank you so much for posting this information.
I find this extremely helpful and i hope that you continue to update this website. I wanted to ask about Classic Elite--
so they ARE consumer friendly?
i was a little confused so i just wanted to double check.
Thanks so much.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Crow Calling Woman said...

This is an invaluable service to those of us as consumers can use to pick and choose who we want to support-and who like to fight the tyrany with informed choices. I have stopped purchasing yarns from companies with keystone policies and have started purchasing those from the friendlies. If I cannot find a suitable substitute for a project, it gets scrapped. Plain and simple. There are plenty of things to knit out there and I choose not to support keystoning.

 

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