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More Unique Than Expected

I love that the baskets are made of reclaimed materials

Did you know that the Amy Eve Jo baskets are made of reclaimed fabric remnants from the garment industry?

That’s the biggest reason I chose to work with this yarn, because I liked saving this versatile material from being tossed in the landfill. However that means that the yarn’s availability is unpredictable. I knew that going in, but I didn’t realize just how limited the supplies were. That means, the baskets in the shop, are actually ONE-OF-A-KIND pieces, making them way more unique than I expected. I suppose that’s the nature of using recycled/reclaimed materials. I liken it to chefs who frequently change their menus based on what they find at the farmers market.

I’m brainstorming on how to best work out a system for handling unpredictably limited products. For now, I’ve implemented a “Waitlist” system to the website. If the item is sold out, the product title will indicate “(Waitlist Only)”. And when you click on that item’s page, you’ll see a button to “Subscribe to waitlist.” When you submit your email address, I’ll email you when the item is available again. Super easy!

On a related note, you can also save your favorite products by clicking on “Add to Wishlist.” This will be available on all products, whether it’s in stock. You’ll be able to see your Wishlist on your “Wishlist” and “My Account” pages. And if you’re not a registered user of the site, the Wishlist will stay active for 30 days.

Love Denim?

Denim is pretty much a part of my daily uniform. I love the stuff! So, I’m totally excited that my favorite things–yarn, denim, and sustainability–have combined in the form of yarn that’s made of 100% recycled denim. I should receive my box of recycled denim yarn in a matter of days, so I’ll let you know how it works out.

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20% off this week for SUBSCRIBERS ONLY

This is an email I sent to subscribers on August 9, 2015. Be sure to sign up for my email list to get these types of email-only updates and offers.


 

20% off for email subscribers only, through 8/15/15
20% off for email subscribers only, through 8/15/15

Do you like how I’m trying to make “VESSELMANIA” a thing?

Well, to celebrate you and the launch of the baskets, I’d like to offer you 20% off, through 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), August 15, 2015.

CODE: VESSELMANIA-VIP

Enjoy!

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Crocheted baskets: handles or no handles?

This is an email I sent to subscribers on June 19, 2015. Be sure to sign up for my email list to get these types of email-only updates and offers.


 

Happy June!

Do you love stylish ways to tidy up your space? When I was in fourth grade, my class learned marketing by running our own pretend businesses. I created a store called “The Closet Room” and it was a home organizing store with an emphasis on stylish walk-in closets. So, my love for organization decor has been with me for a long time.

In preparation for updating the Amy Eve Jo shop, I’ve been crocheting baskets that are great for wrangling piles of loose items. Right now, I have some filled with my niece’s legos and, of course, my yarn. They’re flexible and bendy, rather than their more rigid classic woven counterparts. So, they’re a bit of a basket/bag hybrid.

Right now, they’re 8″ wide (diameter) and about 6″ tall, and more sizes will be available.

I’m having fun playing with colors that would be delightful in your home or work space and I’m excited for you to see them. Here are a couple looks:

Crocheted basket - beige, white, pink, and turquoise
Crocheted basket – beige, white, pink, and turquoise
black green and white crocheted basket
black green and white crocheted basket

I can’t decide. Handles or no handles?

Navy and beige crocheted baskets - handles or no handles comparison
Navy and beige crocheted baskets – handles or no handles comparison

Which one do you like better? The version with handles or no handles? I intend to offer both, but that won’t be possible for some colors. Please hit REPLY and let me know what you think about the handles debate. I’m eager to hear from you!

xoxo
Amy Wang

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Machine washable cowls in new colors

This is an archive of the email I sent to subscribers on March 13, 2015. Be sure to sign up for my email list to get these types of email-only updates and offers.


 

Happy March!

Thank you so much for supporting me in my first month of business. Launching my online shop is a dream come true for me and your support means so much to me.

Show me yours

I’d be SO happy if you’d post pictures of yourselves wearing your Amy Eve Jo wares on social media and to tag me. Just tag “Amy Wang” on Facebook or @amyevejo on Instagram.

Ice cream colored cowls and custom requests

If you have custom color requests for anything you see in the shop, email me, and I’m pretty sure I can source a close match to whatever you’re looking for. For instance, I received a request for a white Vim Cowl, and BOOM, the white Vim Cowl is now in the shop, along with three other new editions to the chunky and airy cowl family.

The four new options are nicknamed, in my head, as Cookies ‘n Cream, Vanilla, and Strawberry Cheesecake. You can find them listed in the shop with their more dignified real names, black with white, vanilla, pink, and white:

Picnic Cowl

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This cowl is the same style as the “Vim Cowl,” pictured¬†below, except that it’s completely machine wash and dry-able.

So, why would anyone get the “Vim Cowl,” which isn’t machine wash and dry-able? Well, the Picnic Cowl has a higher percentage of acrylic, which is what makes it safe for the machine. However, it’s also a tad less soft and smooshy than the Vim. It’s still very soft, comfortable, and fluffier than most scarves I’ve seen from mass retailers, but it’s just not as soft as the Vim.

Vim Cowl

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The “Vim Cowl” was part of the launch collection. This week, I’ve added the pink and white versions.

This one is NOT machine washable, because it’ll turn into felt if you do. So, spot clean, hand wash, or dry clean this one. Sure, it’s a little more work to clean, but it’s worth it if you prefer a more smooshy soft feel.