Archives for March 25, 2016

Buy Once

Buy Once


KUSIKUY Kids – hand knit alpaca wool sweater, ears hat and woolens.

I was checking on a KUSIKUY order at Green Mountain Diapers today (yes, besides glittens, we make amazing hand knit alpaca night pants and woolens) and was having a lovely chat with Karen, the owner of this great natural diapering company.  20 years ago, we were both starting our companies out of our homes while raising kids in a natural, healthy way. Karen was talking about how a friend of ours who owns Vermont Woods Studios is selling beautifully hand crafted furniture as “Buy Once.”  You get a lovingly hand made piece of furniture that becomes a loved part of family life, forever.  It reminded me of KUSIKUY.

Handmade in Vermont - Buy Once, love forever!

Vermont Woods Studios – Handmade in Vermont – Buy Once, love forever!


In 2007 KUSIKUY launched the “8 year sweater” a guarantee that our hand knit alpaca sweaters would last 8 years.  To support this, we free offered hole repair and replacement services.  We waited and braced ourselves to see what would happen.  Now 7 years later, we have not had a single sweater returned or sent in for repairs.  The reason?  Most of our KUSIKUY sweaters last for 12 years and counting.  An 8 year old sweater is still a “young adult” in KUSIKUY sweater years!  So with KUSIKUY, I guess you can also say, Buy Once!

KUSIKUY Baby Dream sweater - 10 years old and still kicking!

KUSIKUY Baby Dream sweater – 10 years old and still kicking!

Here is my friend’s daughter in her 10 year old KUSIKUY hand-me-down from her 2 big sisters who each wore it for years!  Years of heavy play and machine washing and it’s still a favorite.  KUSIKUY certainly is Buy Once!

KUSIKUY’s first investor!

KUSIKUY’s first investor!

Mock up of KUSIKUY's new hang tags - coming soon.

Mock up of KUSIKUY’s new hang tags – coming in April.

So exciting.  I got a totally unexpected phone call today.  It was an investor wanting to know how he can help KUSIKUY.  “Can I pay for the labels he asked?”  Instead of accepting payment for labels, I signed him on as KUSIKUY’s first investor.  Now this is his chance to be a part of the KUSIKUY history, coming in at the ground level as we are just getting started with our next decade of growth and development.  Even better, he is no longer “paying for labels,” instead he is making a three-year investment with interest.  How great is that?

Watch for KUSIKUY's May Kickstarter coming soon!

Watch for KUSIKUY’s May Kickstarter: Design your own glitten – coming soon!

So other investors in the wings this is the time to come forward – send me a message and we’ll talk!  We have other exciting fund raising opportunities coming up too such as a May kickstarter and summer-long discounted pre-sales.