Enquiries or Purchase
Where to find Nunavut Qiviut Yarn and Knitwear
Nunavut Qiviut has developed a loyal network of Arctic-based yarn stores and art galleries who sell qiviut yarn and qiviut knit goods made from Muskox, Arctic Fox and Arctic Hare fibre. Our partners are shop owners across the Arctic North American continent from Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and Alaska. These partnerships broaden the economic benefit of Nunavut Qiviut to Arctic people. We feature our retail partners on the Nunavut Qiviut Facebook page at different times through the year. Nunavut Qiviut knit accessories are in high demand and are sold as soon as produced via our retail partners. So there are no knitwear sales through the web-site at this time.
We are experiencing interest from art galleries and boutique gift shops in southern Canada, USA, and Europe, who retail distinct Arctic luxuries. Nunavut Qiviut thanks the Nunavut Development Corporation for assisting with these connections.
Nunavut Qiviut also receives enquiries from potential retail partners, and from other design, fashion, and art sectors. Please feel free to make these enquiries here as well.
Direct Purchases from Nunavut Qiviut
If you are not geographically close to our retail partners, or your order is larger than what your preferred store carries, please feel welcome to contact Nunavut Qiviut directly by e-mail regarding the retail purchase of qiviut yarn. We do not offer on-line purchases at this time from the Nunavut Qiviut web-site using a credit card, but we can facilitate purchases through e-mail.
Please note that we ship from Kugluktuk, Nunavut which is in the Arctic of Canada. There is only airplane access to and from our town. If we experience inclement weather like fog or blizzards, the plane can't land to pick up the mail. As a result mail delivery can take a few days to a week longer than from cities in southern Canada.
For Canadian customers who buy directly from Nunavut Qiviut, we prefer that you pay electronically using on-line banking, but we also accept cheques. International and American clients can pay using PayPal, and American clients have the option of mailing a cheque in US dollars. Nunavut Qiviut mails the qiviut product by Canada Post nationally and internationally after the payment has cleared in our bank system.
In 2019, we plan to launch direct on-line sales with a 'buy' button. For now you will have to e-mail us with your order.
Pricing and Inventory of Nunavut Qiviut Yarn
To assist with your purchase decision we list Nunavut Qiviut retail prices and inventory below. Spinning of yarn is usually finished in March of the year and inventory can get low by summer. Sometimes certain yarn sells out very fast. Our yarn is spun and dyed in small batches. Colour can vary slightly from batch to batch. So make sure you acquire enough yarn for your project to assure colour match. We accept payment in $CDN or $USD. International or American customers can google the current USD:CDN exchange rate to estimate the purchase price in USD. Orders equal to or greater than $300.00CDN receive a 15% discount, plus USA and Canadian customers receive free shipping. The 5% Goods and Services Tax applies to Canadian customers only.
All yarn is in 1 oz skeins, 2 ply lace, 190 yards/oz unless otherwise noted.
As of July 12, 2019 Nunavut Qiviut is running low on certain yarn inventory due to high demand. Last year we sold out of many blends and colours in March, so we are doing better at managing inventory but the demand keeps increasing. It is a long lead time to make luxury yarn. It takes 4-6 months to re-stock inventory of specific blends and colours. We just re-stocked the 50% Qiviut: 50% silk blend colours.
100% Qiviut Yarn - Price $146CDN (Skeins remaining are listed in brackets)
Colour (we just got more stock so we have plenty of all colours!): Natural; Ruby; Moss; Indigo; Plum; Midnight; Blue-Green.
60% Qiviut: 30% Superfine Merino: 10% Silk Yarn - Price $104CDN (Skeins remaining are listed in brackets)
Colour: Natural (6); Ruby (16); Moss (11); Indigo (12); Plum (8); Midnight (15); Teal (2); Blue-Green (21).
50% Qiviut: 50% Silk Yarn - Price $96CDN
Colour: Natural (28); Ruby (31); Moss (23); Indigo (26); Plum (28); Midnight (28); Blue-Green (26); Teal (22).
Arctic Fox Yarn - 30% Arctic Fox; 60% Superfine Merino; 10% Silk - $108CDN
Arctic Hare Yarn - 30% Arctic Hare; 60% Superfine Merino; 10% Silk - $108CDN
Sock Yarn - 25% Qiviut; 50% Superwash Merino; 15% Silk; 10% Nylon 3.6 oz, 3 ply, 400 yards - $238CDN
Natural (sold out); Ruby (sold out); Moss(4); Indigo (3); Plum (1); Teal (3)
100% Qiviut Yarn. Note: these are 2 oz, 3 ply, 287yds - $292CDN