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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
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.
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.
Winnie Jo Fiber Co (@winniejofiberco) - offers discounts on orders of 4+ skeins of the same colourway on the same base.
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!