Anti-Fat Tax Discount Round Up

Disclaimer: This post is an evolving list. I am hoping to add to it and update as I become aware of new or changing discounts. If you find that something is no longer accurate, please let me know. If you know of a discount/yarn support offer from someone that is not on my list, please let me know! Thank you for supporting my blog and helping me create more content!

What is "Fat Tax"?

"Fat Tax" is experienced when items of a larger size are more expensive than their smaller counterparts.

In our fiber community, this "Fat Tax" means that making clothes becomes much more expensive for larger bodies than for smaller bodies, as you need more skeins to make a garment which can add up very quickly! This is one of the big barriers experienced by larger bodied/plus size/fat people in the fiber/maker community (and everywhere else). Earlier this year, Cat and Penny Stricklin of @cesiumyarn introduced an Anti-Fat Tax discount to their shop, and sparked a huge wave of support from other yarn dyers and businesses offering similar discounts and yarn support to help make garment making more accessible for larger bodies!

Though I do not have a yarn business myself, I do design knitwear garment patterns, and I have witness the struggle of my plus size testers having to settle for cheaper yarn or spend much more money to order sufficient quantities of yarn. Inspired by Cat and Penny, I decided to do a round up of all the discounts and yarn support offers I could find and share them in one place so it is easy for my testers and anyone else to search for discounts and find something that suits your yarn tastes and finances!

I have linked to all the dyers websites so you can check them out! Make sure to save your favs for your next garment yarn purchase!

*Some of the discounts are not exclusive to sweater quantities of the same colourway/base, so please be considerate and don't use the discounts unless you are using the skeins for a garment and actually in need of the financial help.

Cesium Yarn (@cesiumyarn)- code: FATTAXFREE

$3 USD off per skein - orders of 5-7 skeins
$5 USD off per skein - orders of 8+ skeins

Leroo Cotton (@leroocotton)- sliding discount on sweater quantities of yarn.

SQ6: 10% off 6+ Skeins
SQ8: 15% off 8+ Skeins
SQ10: 20% off 10+ Skeins

The Frosted Stitch (@thefrostedstitch)- 10-20% off, eligible on orders starting at 4 skeins. Christa has a sweater quantity listing that you can select colourway and base and will get the discount automatically according to the quantity you select.

The Little Wolf Knits (@thelittlewolfknits)- 10% off all orders of 3+ skeins in the same colorway and base with the code "sweaterquantity."

POTS&knots (@beckieklodesigns) - automatic discount for orders of 8+ skeins, $5 off per skein

Beachy Breeze Fibers (@beachybreezefibers) - sliding discount on sweater quantities of yarn.

Sweater10: 10% of orders of 4-6 skeins
Sweater15: 15% off orders of 7+ skeins

Edison Fibercraft (@edisonfibercraft) - for the remaining collections in 2022, anytime you buy 5+ skeins of fingering weight, 6+ skeins of dk weight, or 7+ skeins of worsted weight, you will receive one skein free.

Botanic Fiber Shoppe (@botanicfibershoppe) - 15% off orders of 4+ skeins using the code SQ15

Capella Luna Fibers (@capellalunafibers) - offer a bulk discount for sweater quantities for sizes above XL using the sweater quantity listing and the applicable code below.

SQ10 - 10% off orders of 5+ skeins 
SQ15 - 15% off orders of 8+ skeins 

The Yarn Addict Co (@theyarnaddictco) - if you need more than 6 skeins to knit a sweater in your size, use the code FATTAXFREE for 15% off your order.

Thistle House Yarn (@thistlehouseyarn) - buy 8+ skeins an get 15% off using the code AntiFatTax

Terrapin Fiberworks (@terrapinfiberworks) - offer a scaled quantity discount for larger projects to improve accessibility. To receive the quantity discount, submit the form at the bottom of the sweater quantity page with the colorway, base, and number of skeins you are looking to order. We will get in touch promptly with a discounted invoice based on your request, and then all there’s left to do is check out at your leisure! If you are ordering four or more skeins of the same colorway on the same base, you are eligible for the following discounted rates:

4-5 skeins: $1 USD off per skein
6-7 skeins: $2 USD off per skein
8-9 skeins: $3 USD off per skein
10+ skeins: $4 USD off per skein

The Little Foxes (@thelittlefoxesknits) - 10% off orders of 6-7 skeins, 20% off orders of 8+ skeins.

Take 10% off orders of $150+ USD with code 150TOTAL
Take 20% off orders of $200+ USD with code 200TOTAL

Yarn Matter (@yarnmatter) - use the corresponding Sweater Quantity listing to get a cascading discount if you plan on ordering 4 or more skeins of the same colorway on the same base! 

Red Door Fiber Studio (@reddoorfs) - 13-14% off (~$4 USD off every skein) for orders of 7+ skeins using code ANTIFATTAX. 

Yarn Social  (@yarnsocialKC) - 30% discount for yarn purchased for pattern testing. Submit a request via the form on their website with pattern test details and they will provide a coupon code.

Native Fibers (@nativefibers) - offers a customer appreciation colourway of the month for $20 USD per skein (normal prices are $28-32 USD).

Slam Fiber Co (@slamfiberco) - 20% off sweater quantities of 5+ skeins. You can DM on instagram or email for the discount code.

 Dyeing Wishes Yarn Co (@dyeingwishesyarnco) - offers a sweater quantity listing that will provide a discount based on number of skeins purchased.

4-6 skeins - $26 USD each
7-10 skeins - $24 USD each
11+ skeins - $22 USD each 

Treehouse Knits (@treehouseknits) - buy 6 skeins, get the 7th free. Can be used up to 3 times per customer in one preorder using the code LOVETAX.

Knitting Lizard Fibers (@knitting_lizard_fibers) - buy 6 skeins, get the 7th free for preorder or kit listings, discount automatically applied. Can be used up to 3 times per order.

Ballyhoura Fibers (@ballyhourafibers) - if you need 6+ skeins to make a garment, receive 15% off your order using the code ‘SizeInclusive’.

Zeezee Textiles (@zeezeetextiles) - offer a 15% discount to any customers ordering 6+ skeins of a single colorway on a single base! Discount will be manually applied by the shop before your order ships and a refund generated for the discount amount. Also offers yarn support for pattern testers and designers on an application basis!

Lofty Loops Yarns (@loftyloops) - automatic discount of 10% when ordering 5+ skeins of yarn (can mix and match!). Also offers free shipping on orders over $120 in the US.

The Lab Fibers (@thelabfibers) - offers sweater quantity discount codes.
SQ15: 15% off orders of 5+ skeins 
SQ20: 20% off orders of 7+ skeins 

The Scranton Stitcher (@thescrantonstitcher) - offers a discount on orders of 6+ skeins of the same colourway, 10% off 6+ skeins, 15% off 8+ skeins. Each colourway listing has its own coupon code at the top of the item description.

February Fiber Co (@februaryfiberco) - If you purchase five skeins (or more), you can use the code SWTRQTY15 to get a 15% discount.

Handful of Yarn (@handful_of_yarn) - 10% off orders of 6-8 skeins, 15% orders of 8+ skeins. Contact the dyer to arrange your discount!

Winnie Jo Fiber Co (@winniejofiberco) - offers discounts on orders of 4+ skeins of the same colourway on the same base.
SWEATER10: 10% off orders of 4-5 skeins
SWEATER15: 15% off orders of 6-7 skeins
SWEATER20: 20% off orders of 8+ skeins

I hope that this list helps you find some great options for more affordable indie dyed yarn! I have purchased yarn from many of these dyers and can attest that it is well worth it!

I am sure that I will be adding more to this list, so make sure to save/pin this post for later and check back in for new updates! 

 Anti Fat Tax Discount Round Up




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