This is an extra special episode! Today we’re launching a new eBook called Coloring Outside the Lines with 50% of the sales for the first two years donated to Outside In, a nonprofit providing healthcare and social services, including LGBTQIA+ services, in Portland, Oregon. One of the founding members of our company’s DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) committee, Remi, joins hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about his background, the work our DEI committee does, including planning our donation to Outside In, and the patterns in the new eBook. Remi also shares the work he does behind the scenes on our emails and to help make them more accessible by adding detailed alt text to every image.
Plus, our podcasters give a not-so-subtle hint about a KAL coming soon and share the backstory behind the colorway names of a new yarn, Brava Recycle, a DK weight yarn made of recycled acrylic.
Mentioned in this Episode
Coloring Outside the Lines ebook
Human Rights Campaign Report on Youth Homeless
The Trevor Project Homelessness and Housing Instability Among LGBTQ Youth
International Transgender Day of Visibility
WeCrochet Bright Crochet Hook Set
00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!
00:35 Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to and give a hint on what’s coming in our next episode.
09:38 Stacey and Lee introduce our latest collection, Coloring Outside the Lines.
19:21 Our coworker and DEI committee founding member Remi joins Stacey and Lee to talk about his background and work on the DEI committee.
31:22 The DEI committee started celebration day, which is a floating holiday used for meaningful holidays that aren’t in the regular schedule.
38:27 Remi talks about how the DEI committee helped choose a nonprofit, Outside In, to donate to in connection with Coloring Outside the Lines.
46:00 Remi attempts to choose a favorite pattern from Coloring Outside the Lines.
48:58 Despite not being a crafter when he joined the team, Remi has been learning to crochet.