by, Claire on, Nov 30, -0001 Niche Businesses. Knitting
Knitting has certainly been in the news a lot, documenting the success again of knitted items included knitted blankets, Baby Clothes and Throws. Whilst knitting is certainly popular once again and is encouraging home business ideas, it’s a certain type of knitting that is in high demand and that’s for items using locally sourced wool from the UK.
Its true local UK Wool is more expensive to buy meaning any knitted items are more expensive to make and thus higher priced items but we are seeing a shift in what people want and they are prepared to pay for it.
The niche market for knitted items using locally sourced Wool’s from the UK is a slow emerging market that’s set to thrive over the next couple of years and anyone that can find a reliable supplier of UK Wool and have a small range of good quality knitted items could create a very successful home business idea.
UK Farmers have long since realized they have to diversify and local niche specialized farms stocking Llama’s and specialized Sheep are increasing. The Fleece from Llama’s can be sent to local Mills and woven into chunky yarn and then used for knitting items such as blankets, scarves, Baby Clothes and many more. The UK Farmers are once again having to think along diverse lines to survive and this is leading to an increase in specialized farms that breed specialist cattle that provide meat alternatives.
The UK wool market has suffered for many years, any business ideas using UK Yarn have declined in favor of wool alternatives which are cheaper and often not from the UK but the tide is turning and we as a nation want to source our products locally and we want to know where they come from.
If you have a home business idea, take a look at the UK Wool market and the suppliers within it and although still a niche market, you could definitely enter a market that is gaining traction.
by, Claire - on, Nov 30, -0001
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