But the world has changed since 2006 when I began the business in Hillsdale. Changes we should have seen, changes we could not have seen, competition in more forms than we could imagine (digital downloads, anyone?). Continuing to operate became increasingly difficult, especially with countless yarn markets and on-line stores competing for our customers. That's the real face of retail today and the reality is that service-oriented specialty stores like ours are vanishing because of it. I tried to ride out the economic storm, I tried a lot of changes internally. But it's not working, so the time has come.
I want to thank all of our loyal and wonderful customers, the fabulous vendors and yarn reps we've worked with, and most of all, my employees who've been such a joy to work with.
Keeping Kidz Warm was established in 2006 as a way that as a community, we can give back to our local community that supports our business.
Who we are: A community of knitters and crocheters from beginners to advanced.
What we do: Create handmade hats, mittens and scarves. Handmade clothing is always welcome, but our goal is winter warmth.
Who we serve: Needy toddlers to teens in Bergen County, New Jersey.