She sent out an appeal to her 7,000 Twitter followers and offered books, knitting designs and even a custom-knit sweater to people willing to pledge their support on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com.
Within a month, she’d raised $12,480 from 283 backers. Two years later, Okey has grown Cooperative Press into a six figure business.
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