Information for Designers
At H+W, we love independent designers (and, well, we’ve both been independent designers!), who truly form the backbone of the modern world of knitting and crochet. We work with independent designers in two ways: in freelance contracts for work included in our H+W-published collections, and by providing yarn support to independent designers who wish to self-publish their designs.
In both our H+W published designs and throughout the indie design world, we love beautiful finishing work and thoughtful details like tubular cast ons and bind offs and thoughtful tailoring, and think of them as signature elements of Hudson + West designs. We believe—deeply—in clear, high quality pattern writing that helps knitters reach new horizons in their work, and place a premium on designs that provide new spins on classics of the knitter’s wardrobe, elevating classic ideas with improved techniques or approaches that make them both more knitable and more wearable.
At Hudson + West, we think great yarn and great design are for everyone, and we’re committed to inclusion in all aspects of our work. We welcome designers of all races, ages, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sizes, and we expect our partners and collaborators to do the same (and yes, this includes an expectation that all designs are graded to fit busts from 30"-64"). We’re trying to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We also believe in compensating designers fairly for their work, and sharing in the upside of good design.
We release submission calls for our collections approximately three times a year. To receive our calls for submission, please fill out the form below, and we will add you to our list of designers. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to offer yarn support to designers who wish to self-publish designs using our yarn. If you are interested, please submit a proposal to email@example.com, telling us about your proposed design (including a sketch, swatch, and inspiration photos if applicable), your publishing timeline, and your background as a designer, and we'll get back in touch as soon as we can.