We at Yarn Unique aim to provide an enjoyable shopping experience, and that 'happy post' joy when you receive your squishy yarn delivery!
Our store policies are detailed below, please have a look and contact us if you have any questions at all!
Our Shipping Policy
How It Works
We aim to dispatch all 'Ready to Ship' orders within 1-3 business days.
Custom and 'Dyed to Order' items will ship within 10-15 business days.
Shipping is typically fullfilled using Royal Mail postage services:
Domestic 1st Class services take 1-2 days, whilst 2nd Class take 2-3 days.
International Services take 5-7 days.
(Please note quoted times are under normal conditions only, seasonal delays are not uncommon.)
Returns and Refunds
Everything You Need to Know
I gladly accept returns and exchanges of yarn which can be returned in its original condition.
Please contact me within 14 days and return yarn within 30 days.
Please note I cannot accept yarn wound into a ball or partly knitted.
I am unable to refund shipping costs, nor cover the cost of return shipping (which must be a tracked service)
For the latest shipping prices:
Please note that international orders may incur additional VAT or Duty payments on arrival. Any such fees are the customers responsibility to pay. Where facilities to pay VAT at the point of purchase become available in the future additional information will be provided about this on this page.
Custom & 'Dyed to Order' purchases
How It Works
Most of our yarns are available on a 'Dyed to Order' basis, perfect for sourcing larger quantities of a colourway from the same batch. To order larger quantities of an existing colourway please do so via the shop pages. To order a new colourway or an existing colourway on a new base, then please use the form within the website or contact us. We welcome custom & bespoke orders and will discuss your requirements with you prior to purchase.
(Please note that as all yarn is hand dyed all skeins are unique, even within the same dye batch. If you are using more than one skein for a project we typically advise that you alternate skeins throughout to minimise the effects of any differences, but hand dyed means totally unique - enjoy the quirks and the difference of each skein, it's part of your lovingly made project now!)
Orders made on this basis are excluded from the above Returns and Refunds policy.
Once a custom or 'Dyed to Order' item has been produced the order may not be cancelled.
However please do contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your order and we will always endeavour to find a solution to any issue.
Why we need your data
Customers - If you have bought from our online store, we need your name and address to ship your order to you and your email address to contact you regarding your order.
We need to hold onto your data to comply with UK laws. The legal bases for us holding this information is for the purpose of fulfilling a contract and as part of our legitimate business activities.
Newsletter subscribers -You provide consent to join our mail list either by subscribing via the web-page or by emailing us directly with your request.
There is an unsubscribe button on every newsletter sent.
We may collect information about your activity once you have received the email. This includes whether you have opened the email and if you have clicked links within the email you have clicked
How long we keep your data for:
Customers - We are required under UK tax law to keep customers’ basic personal information for a minimum of 6 years after a transaction, after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for marketing will be retained until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information, at which point we will delete your data.
Newsletter subscribers - We will hold and use your information until you tell us you would like to unsubscribe, or for us to delete your information. To do this, click unsubscribe on any newsletter email or email Yarn Unique.
Protecting your data:
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Cookies are small files which are placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies help this website to analyse traffic and visitors and help our site respond to you as an individual.
We will never share your data with third parties unless:
we are obliged to for the day-to-day running of the business
to keep help us conduct marketing campaigns
If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, please contact us.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/
Queries and questions?
For purposes of EU data protection law, Caroline Roberts of Yarn Unique is the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact us on or via post c/o 22 Shaftesbury Ave, Warrington, WA5 2PD