"We appreciate the natural beauty and clean fresh air of the Northern California coast where we live and work and understand the importance of preserving it and the rest of our planet." ~ Chris and Michri Barnes
Gene and Galer Barnes started BRITTANY in their garage in Northern California 41 years ago. Chris and Michri worked with his parents for 15 years and officially took over the business in 2013. They do all the manufacturing which ensures consistent quality and individual care.
The warmth and smoothness of hardwood nurtures sensitive fingers and provides natural strength and consistency for a lasting product. Birch is a superior wood for this purpose, its tensile strength and stability maintains size, resists warping and allows for an extremely smooth surface. It is lightweight so the needles won’t fall out of your knitting yet our proprietary finish provides for one of the slickest needles on the market.
Wood is our greatest renewable natural resource. It is environmentally friendly; it’s recyclable, biodegradable and durable; when it is no longer needed it can be returned to the earth. The duo pride themselves in being an environmentally-minded company and try to minimize their impact at every stage of production. They have worked very hard to develop the “greenest” packaging possible, made from 100% recycled paperboard and is 100% recyclable. If the label is removed it is safe to put in your compost pile. The package is as small and lightweight as possible to be efficient in shipping and thus consume less energy getting to the final customer. They recycle everything they can reused from packages they receive and only buy eco-friendly packing material.