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Frustration at not being able to find the right yarn for a crochet kit led the husband-and-wife team Andrew and Holly Smith, 34 and 31, to set up this online retailer. It now stocks 20,000 products including yarn, patterns, kits and needles, which it sells to a growing number of enthusiastic hobbyists in more than 90 countries. Creating online forums dedicated to knitting and crocheting, as well as stocking hard-to-find ranges, helped sales rise to £5.1m in 2016. The Leamington Spa company plans to expand into other crafts, such as sewing and quilting.

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Company details
CompanyWool Warehouse
ActivityOnline yarn retailer
LocationLeamington Spa
Annual sales rise over 3 years127.94%
Latest sales £000s*5,097

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