Hello Canberra

Ecoyarns has seen several homes in its 9 years. It’s lived in Budgewoi on the Central Coast then up to Newcastle, and now it’s in chilly Canberra, rubbing shoulders with politicians. Well, not quite. But our former Prime Minister knits, so there is a super slim possibility that a politician might be wearing a scarf made from an Ecoyarns yarn! What a funny thought.

A winter morning by the lake
A winter morning by the Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra

It’s been a busy few months for us. Richard and I moved our young family to Canberra for personal reasons, and a week later we took over Ecoyarns officially. It was a lot to take on, unpacking our personal belongings and the shop stock simultaneously,¬†while keeping the business running. There was a lot of “what was I thinking?!” kind of moments.

We had an extra pair of hands to help with the move and he flew in from Singapore! Thank you to my brother, Hakiim, for his tireless effort.
We had an extra pair of hands to help with the move and he flew in from Singapore! Thank you to my brother, Hakiim, for his tireless effort.
Sorting yarn outside all day when it was 1 degrees celcius!
Sorting yarn outside all day when it was 1 degrees celcius

I’m happy to say we have overcome the dip and are settling in nicely in our new home and roles. We’re pretty dang proud of ourselves to say the least.

So what does it mean to our customers?

Firstly, we are now shipping orders in 1 to 2 business days. There is nothing stopping us from sending off these lovely yarn and fibres to their new homes pronto.

Office and packing room
Office and packing room

Secondly, most parcels are being dropped off at the Canberra GPO and that means you will get your fluff mail even quicker!

Lastly, we are fully focused on the business. We are going through everything with a fine tooth comb so as to improve your shopping experience. If you notice something not right on the website, email us at support@ecoyarns.com.au. Help us help you shop. We want your online shopping experience with us to be enjoyable.

Our in-house technical expert, Richard aka Mr Ecoyarns; From fixing web servers to setting up complicated ball winders, he's the man!
Our in-house technical expert, Richard aka Mr Ecoyarns; From fixing web servers to setting up complicated ball winders, he’s the man!

Happy crafting!

Fresh new Ecoyarns

We have a huge announcement here in Ecoyarns. Ecoyarns has changed owners. Vivian has sold the business to myself, Salihan, and my husband, Richard.

Vivian started Ecoyarns when she was desperately looking for organic and environmentally friendly yarn in Australia 10 years ago. When she couldn’t find any, she hunted the world and brought in some of the loveliest yarn and fibre to sell in her brand new shop. She even started her own line of yarn, EcoOrganic Cotton.

Fast forward to today, Vivian’s medical career has taken off and she needed to pass the baton of Ecoyarns to someone else, so she can focus on her family while managing the rigorous demands of being a doctor. We are more than thrilled to carry on her work at Ecoyarns and wish her the very best!

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Founder of Ecoyarns, Vivian Tng

Richard and I have worked with Vivian for a number of years, helping her with several different aspects of Ecoyarns. So we know a lot of the ins and outs of her business already. Handing over the reigns was much easier than anticipated with Vivian making herself available to any ongoing questions. Rest assured that it is business as usual at Ecoyarns.

We are determined to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm into this business. We have a big challenge ahead of us to bring Ecoyarns up to a high standard but we are eager to make Ecoyarns better than ever. It is a fresh new Ecoyarns.