Vinni Nielsen, a nurse and a native of Denmark and an avid knitter since childhood, made her home in South Africa 10 years ago.
She has developed her range of cotton & bamboo yarns & after 6 years moved into factory buildings in Cape Town.
Vinni works with women from an economically depressed rural area of South Africa. Her products have empowered them and brought economic benefits to their community.
All processes are done by hand, from the dyeing to the balling and skeining, and the yarn is sun-dried in her factory’s forecourt.
It is the wide range of colours, from soft pastels to deep, vibrant colours that makes Vinni’s product perfect for the needs of the most artistic crafter. Vinni’s yarn is also loved by a growing number of clothing and interior designers. Many of these are entrepreneurs are, in turn, employing many people who would otherwise have no work.