Throughout the month of December the Alexandria SBDC will be highlighting some of our clients to get an inside scoop of what their holiday season looks like.
Name: Danielle Romanetti
Business Name(s): fibre space
How long have you been in business in Alexandria? 12 years
Tell me a little about your business(es): fibre space is a community spade for hand knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners. We are committed to providing our community with high quality, natural and unique materials. We have a carefully curated selection of yarn and fibre from US sources, unique international makers, hard to find hand dyers and more. Our priority is to support the small and independent operations in our industry, particularly those that are woman owned. You will find a wide selection yarns ranging from small boutique brands to wonderful “workhorse” yarns – all organized by gauge within the store. Stop in and enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more.
How did you first learn about the SBDC? I’m not even sure! I remember being in touch as I was writing my business plan. I had attended workshops and seminars at several small business orgs in DC while I was working in the non profit sector. I probably knew about SBDC from that work.
Something unique you are doing this holiday season with your business(es): We are hosting an Ugly Sweater or Unfinished Sweater holiday party! Since knitters often have one or more half finished sweaters in their home, we thought this twist on a holiday sweater party would be fun. It is December 16th from 6-8 pm.
Favorite thing about the holiday season in Alexandria: Plaid Friday! I love our version of Black Friday because it offers people a chance to skip the big box store and mall crowds, support local businesses and still get great deals.
Something you are thankful for: I am incredibly grateful for the small business community here in Alexandria. We are one that shares with each other, lifts each other up, collaborates and innovates. It is really special.
Favorite Alexandria business to visit during the holidays (besides your own): Penny Post! They always have something for everyone. Every nook in that shop is filled with special curated items, and I always find a great gift there.
Favorite holiday tradition: Every year after Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday are over, I drive out to Middleburg to cut a fresh Christmas tree. We eat at Hunter’s Head Tavern in Upperville and shop the small businesses in Middleburg.
How people can find you (website, social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn):
Website – fibrespace.com
Instagram - fibrespace
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fibrespaceshop/