I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about a crowdfunding campaign that I wasn’t directly involved with, but this one really strikes a chord with me and so I wonder if it might strike a chord with you, too.
A new team is trying to revive knitwear production at the almost century-old Ohio Knitting Mills, and I really like what their goals are and how they aim to reach them.
It seems to me that more and more craft/maker-related businesses are turning to crowdfunding for things they should probably just go get a traditional small-business loan for. In this case, the Ohio Knitting Mills seem to be embarking on a reasonable community-building adventure – one that, perhaps most importantly, invites people that aren’t in the Cleveland area to participate in the preservation and revitalization of a historically significant venture that has the potential to become a very significant contemporary business.
Take a look, share it around, and support it if your chord has, indeed, been struck.